Free COVID tests
Free COVID tests for round three testing have now started in America. Americans are now eligible to order a third set of free COVID-19 tests at home.
This time the Biden administration has increased the number of sets to 8 per order. While in the first and second rounds, the limit was four. Households that have already taken eight at-home tests from the website are now eligible to order a third shipment.
Initially, this program first started in December when Omicron surged throughout the country. According to the report, more than 6000 cases have been reported in Illinois. It was the highest average report since early February.
Moreover, the first round of these COVID tests took place in January, in which the website offered up to four test kits per address. The second round took place in March, and work on the third round is carried out now.
“As the various versions of omicron have caused an increase in cases in the country. These COVID tests will help us slow the spread of viruses”. The White House said in a statement.
According to the White House, approximately 350 million free COVID tests have been delivered. And many more will have been given by the USPS within 48 hours.
How to order COVID tests at home?
For ordering the third round of tests- first, visit COVIDtests.gov and click on ‘Order free at-home tests.’
Add your home address, contact information, and identification on COVIDtests.gov. Your order will be created for eight tests. You will get test kits within 7-12 days of ordering.
The free COVID tests program runs in partnership with the US Postal Service (USPS). According to USPS, the federal government is now offering double the number of COVID tests with a kit.
Each order may contain eight COVID tests. And they come in 2 packages, with four test kits in each box. Furthermore, there will be no charges for shipping. And you will get your tracking number upon signing up for the test kits.
The American Rescue Plan provided funds for this program. The interesting thing about Free COVID tests is that it is now available for every residential address in the U.S.
By: Tayyaba Zareen