US government opens website to order free home COVID-19 test

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You can now order COVID-19 tests at home, which must be delivered directly to your door.  - SHUTTERLOCK

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  • You can now order COVID-19 tests at home, which must be delivered directly to your door.

Originally scheduled to begin tomorrow, the United States Postal Service has opened its portal to order four free COVID-19 tests at home, delivered to your address.

President Joe Biden announced the move last week, saying half a billion tests would be available for order; tests are limited to four per. household and shipped seven to twelve days after you place your order. The tests available are rapid antigen home tests, not PCR, and show results within 30 minutes, so no laboratory delivery is required. The bid also went for private insurance companies to reimburse those who buy home tests after January 15, for up to eight sets a month.

Overall, the process of requesting your tests takes about a minute. You fill in your name and address, click on “Check out now” and you are done.

Visit covidtests.gov to order your tests from the United States Postal Service.

Originally published by our sister magazine Riverfront Times. It is republished here with permission.

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