It is expected that President Joe Biden will announce plans to deploy 1,000 medical troops to hospitals, set up new federal testing sites and mail 500 million rapid COVID tests to homes, as England has already done. (In Britain you just call up the NHS and request one.)
The 500 million new tests will be made available next month, said an administration official and will be sent through the mail. The administration is still working to determine how many tests each household may request.
Despite the omicron surge, Biden isn’t expected to announce any new lockdowns or travel restrictions.