The holidays are here. Christmas is just three days away and New Year's Eve is right around the corner. People are scrambling left and right to get a quick Covid-19 test before they get together with their friends and family. The omicron variant now accounts for 73 percent of all covid cases in the United States, and it seems like all of New Jersey and Pennsylvania are catching it.

The worry and fear about catching Covid have spread like rapid fire. People are canceling their holiday parties in fear of getting themselves and their loved ones sick. Instead of going through with their large gatherings, people are opting to stay in the house with just their immediate family members. The people who still are choosing to get together with lots of people are desperately trying to get last-minute covid tests.

It is nearly impossible to get an appointment right now. All the places that offer tests are fully booked and don't have appointments until late next week if any. Thankfully if you live in Philly there are some last-minute options. There are thousands of at-home testing kits that are being given out for free.

According to NBC Philadelphia, you can go pick up one at the following locations and times.

Wednesday, December 22:

- 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.: Lawncrest Library, 6098 Rising Sun Avenue, 19111

- 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.: MLK Older Adult Center, 2101 Cecil B. Moore Avenue, 19121

Thursday, December 23:

- 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.: Waterview Recreation Center, 5826 McMahon Avenue, 19144

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