A home COVID-19 test kit./ Photo by Laura Olson /States Newsroom
By Ariana Figueroa | Arizona Mirror
The Biden administration on Friday launched a new website for Americans to request up to four free COVID-19 tests per household.
The administration is buying 1 billion at-home rapid COVID-19 tests, and Americans will be able to begin ordering the tests online on Jan. 19 at COVIDtests.gov.
This is part of the administration’s effort to curb the spike of the omicron coronavirus variant that has overwhelmed hospitals and schools.
Tests should ship via the U.S. Postal Service between seven and 12 days after they are ordered, senior administration officials said on a call with reporters.
“Testing is a critical tool to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19,” a senior administration official said.