NEW YORK (PIX11) – A rise in COVID-19 cases across the country is leading to a shortage in over-the-counter test kits.

Walgreens and CVS recently issued statements saying they’re working to boost inventory to meet the soaring demand. Test manufacturers said they’re ramping up production.

While the federal program offering free COVID-19 tests has ended, there are still free testing sites available across the U.S.

A full list of testing sites can be found on the CDC’s testing locator web page.

Erin Pflaumer is a digital content producer from Long Island who has covered both local and national news since 2018. She joined PIX11 in 2023. See more of her work here.