Feds Begin Accepting Orders for At-Home COVID-19 Tests
Amid a historic rise in COVID-19 cases throughout the country, the Biden-Harris Administration has begun accepting orders for free at-home, rapid COVID-19 tests. The federal government launched its ordering site www.COVIDTests.gov a day earlier than anticipated on Tuesday, allowing all Americans to receive four free tests per residential address. According to the Administration, tests are anticipated to ship within 7-12 days of ordering.
The federal government will additionally launch a call line to help those unable to access the online website to place orders and work with the most impacted communities nationwide in accessing testing supplies. To support the additional demand for at-home rapid tests, the Biden-Harris Administration announced it will purchase an additional 500 million over-the-counter (OTC) for distribution.
Additional information from the White House is available here.