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USPS Begins Taking Orders for Free At-Home COVID-19 Tests Early

Residential hosueholds can now order at-home rapid test kits from the USPS. (Courtesy of Unsplash)

NATIONWIDE — The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) is now taking orders for free, at-home COVID-19 test kits.

Originally set to launch on Wednesday, Jan. 19, COVIDtests.gov has begun taking orders a day early. The website redirects visitors to special.usps.com/testkits.

Residential households can order one set of four free at-home tests per address.

USPS said that orders will ship for free beginning in late January.

The White House first announced the distribution of free, at-home COVID-19 tests to Americans on Jan. 14, and said that tests will typically ship within seven-12 days of ordering.

The test kits will be shipped directly to American households.

The White House also said that shipments will be prioritized to “households experiencing the highest social vulnerability and in communities that have experienced a disproportionate share of COVID-19 cases and deaths.”

Test kits can be ordered at special.usps.com/testkits.

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