Federal Government Offers Free COVID-19 Home Testing Kits
By Hanni Yang
Published February 20, 2022
Over the past month, President Biden has announced the delivery of free test kits in an effort to combat the COVID-19 spread.
Who provides the Rapid Tests?
In December 2021, President Biden declared that the federal government would offer five hundred million rapid tests for use at home, and starting mid-January 2022, the Biden administration doubled the rapid at-home tests to one billion. President Joe Biden also announced on January 12 that the government would provide 5 million free PCR tests for schools per month.
On Wednesday, January 19, 2022, the rapid test website officially started accepting orders. The federally-monitored website limits each mailing address to four tests and it usually arrives within seven to twelve days through the U.S. Postal Service.
In addition, starting January 15, health insurance companies are now liable for covering eight at-home COVID-19 tests per person every month. COVID-19 kits can be reimbursed up to $12 per test or customers can get free testing from participating in-network pharmacies.
How do I order a Rapid At-Home Test online?
The only thing required to order a rapid test is your name, email, and address…there is no cost! All the rapid tests are free! Here are the steps that you need to follow:
First, go to the website covidtests.gov and click Order Free At-Home Tests.