The U.S. Postal Service is now taking orders for the government’s free at-home coronavirus test kits.
Every home in the United States is eligible to order 4 free at-home COVID-19 rapid antigen tests. Orders will usually ship in 7-12 days. These tests give results within 30 minutes (no lab drop-off required).
COVID-19 self-tests (also referred to as home tests or over-the-counter tests) are one of many risk-reduction measures, along with vaccination, masking, and physical distancing, that protect you and others by reducing the chances of spreading COVID-19.
Self-tests can be taken at home or anywhere, are easy to use, and produce rapid results. You can use self-tests, regardless of vaccination status, or whether or not you have symptoms.
The free test kits are available for order and shipment through the United States Postal Service at www.covidtests.gov. There is a limit of 1 order per residential address. Additional tests cannot be ordered regardless of the size of the household.