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Oakland airport 1st in nation to sell COVID kits in vending machines

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27, 2021 OAKLAND, Calif. - Oakland International Airport on Monday announced that it is the first airport in the United States to begin selling COVID test kits in vending machines.In a statement, the airport said that these contactless kiosks are located at both airport terminals. The vending machines are selling kits called "At-Home Saliva RT-PCT" tests. Customers take the test on their own and then return saliva samples via FedEx.

They'll get their results on a mobile phone app within 24 hours, said airport spokesman Robert Bernardo. Test kits range from $130 to $150. Bernardo said that was the standard price of a kit. The COVID test kits were designed by digital health company Wellness 4 Humanity.

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