Here’s How To Order Your Four Free At-home COVID Tests

January 19, 2022

Every household in the United States can order four free COVID-19 tests. Orders will usually ship in 7-12 days.

To order the tests, visit www.covidtests.gov, or just skip ahead to the actual order form at the U.S. Postal Service website.

The tests are rapid antigen at-home tests, not PCR, and provide results in about 30 minutes.

According to the CDC, you should take an at-home test:

  • If you begin having COVID-⁠19 symptoms like fever, sore throat, runny nose, or loss of taste or smell, or
  • At least five days after you come into close contact with someone with COVID-⁠19, or
  • When you’re going to gather with a group of people, especially those who are at risk of severe disease or may not be up to date on their COVID-⁠19 vaccines.

A phone number will be announced soon to order the tests for those without internet access.

Comments

7 Responses to “Here’s How To Order Your Four Free At-home COVID Tests”

  1. Melanie on January 20th, 2022 5:34 pm

    Thank you! USPS ordering was super fast and very simple. I appreciate the info!

  2. Lee on January 20th, 2022 2:07 pm

    Took less than two minutes to order on the covidtests.gov site. I was immediately given a confirmation number and followup email.

  3. Stumpknocker on January 20th, 2022 2:22 am

    @ Carl thanks for the information, I was hoping it was something like that. I knew no one had placed and order at my house because I’m the only one here lol, thank you again.

  4. Carl on January 19th, 2022 5:19 pm

    @Stumpknocker
    Same here. But found out the USPS has already got you I and everyone else coverd as they have our addresses..they are the ones that have full control of the addressing and delivery of the test.
    Just found this out from the USPS on the phone.
    I bet a lot of people got that message online.
    Take care

  5. dubz on January 19th, 2022 3:15 pm

    Thank you Joe! ;)

  6. Citizen on January 19th, 2022 11:56 am

    @Stumpknocker

    Only one order per residential address is allowed.

    Maybe someone at your address already ordered, or maybe you accidentally submitted it twice.

  7. Stumpknocker on January 19th, 2022 6:22 am

    Just read the article, placed an order, very simple, but after placing order it says an order for my address has already been placed. I have no idea .





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