President Biden announced Tuesday that another round of free COVID-19 testing will soon be available to Americans.
Under his State of the Union address, the president stressed that his administration “does not leave anyone or ignore anyone’s needs as we move forward.” While COVID-19 cases are declining and many states are slowing down mandates, experts have warned that if COVID-19 is allowed to spread, the virus could continue to mutate with new, potentially deadly variants.
“We have provided hundreds of millions of tests so you can order for free,” Biden said during his speech. “We need to prepare for new varieties.”
Here’s everything you need to know to get free COVID-19 quick test kits sent to your address.
How do you get free COVID-19 tests?
According to US Postal Service (USPS), Americans can start placing their orders for the second round of free COVID-19 testing at home next week. People can visit https://www.covidtests.gov/ to order their free home test or go directly to the USPS order form: https://special.usps.com/testkits.
If you need assistance ordering your tests, please call 1-800-232-0233 (1-888-720-7489 for TTY).
What type of COVID-19 test can you order?
From next week you will be able to place an order for individual rapid antigen COVID-19 tests through the US Postal Service website.
How many free COVID-19 tests can you order?
You will be able to place two orders per. residential address (there are a total of eight free tests per household).
If you are concerned that a recent order may affect your ability to request a free trial, Biden assured us that “even though you have already ordered a free trial tonight, I’m announcing that you can order more from covidtests.gov from next week. “
When can you expect to receive them?
Below initial distribution of free rapid antigen COVID-19 tests in January, Americans were told to expect that their orders would take between seven and 12 days to be shipped.