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Vox

What you need to know about Biden’s free rapid test program

The White House’s long-awaited website for ordering free Covid-19 rapid tests is finally live. The new page, covidtests.gov, arrives amid a shortage of rapid tests and a surge in Covid-19 cases fueled by the omicron variant. While this new program isn’t flawless, flooding the country with easily accessible rapid tests could be a powerful tool to fight the pandemic.
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The Postal Service is now taking orders for free COVID-19 test kits

The U.S. Postal Service has begun taking orders for free at-home coronavirus test kits. The website COVIDtests.gov was originally slated to begin taking orders on Wednesday. White House press secretary Jen Psaki says the site is in the "beta testing" stage and "will be launched formally tomorrow morning [Wednesday]." Each...
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The Verge

COVIDTests.gov is live now, letting you order four free rapid tests

Last week, the White House announced COVIDTests.gov, a site that you can use to order four free at-home COVID-19 rapid antigen tests per household, and it looks like it has gone live ahead of schedule. It was initially set to start taking orders on January 19th, but it appears you can place an order for your free tests now.
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Cambridge, Massachusetts

Get Free At-Home COVID-19 Tests at COVIDTests.gov

Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order 4 free at-⁠home COVID-⁠19 tests. The tests are completely free. Orders will usually ship in 7-12 days. Order your tests now so you have them when you need them. The tests available for order:. Are rapid antigen at-home tests,...
NPR

You'll be able to order free at-home COVID test kits starting on Wednesday

The Biden administration announced Friday that Americans can begin ordering free at-home COVID-19 rapid tests starting Jan. 19. Orders for up to four tests per household can be placed using the website COVIDtests.gov. The administration will also set up a phone number so those without access to computers or high-speed internet can place orders.
PUBLIC HEALTH

COVID testing demand spikes in Springfield as omicron shows few signs of peaking. Here are your options

Sky-high case averages, with positivity rates to match. And ICUs more than 90% full. Springfield's pandemic burden isn't getting any lighter for the moment, as demand for COVID-19 tests filled up appointment schedules and created lines and long waits around the area, a local health department spokesperson told the News-Leader Tuesday morning.
SPRINGFIELD, MO

Massachusetts towns, cities can start ordering cheaper COVID test kits, Gov. Charlie Baker announces

Massachusetts cities and towns can start ordering bulk shipments of rapid COVID-19 tests to distribute to residents scrambling to secure precious kits amid the omicron surge. The Baker administration on Wednesday afternoon said Massachusetts has signed contracts with three rapid test manufacturers so far in an effort to make prices more affordable for municipalities.
MASSACHUSETTS STATE
post-register.com

COVID test site dealing with huge volume

COVID-19 testing appears to be in demand in Caldwell County amid a surge of cases believed to be largely due to the emergence of the highly transmissible Omicron variant of the disease. The Caldwell County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management and The Texas Military Forces last week resumed...
CALDWELL COUNTY, TX
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