Senior Biden administration officials said the American public could begin ordering rapid at-home COVID-19 tests on January 19 through a new government website.
Initially, orders will be limited to four tests per residential address. Officials said the tests would be sent through first-class mail within 7-12 days of placing the order. One of the officials said that the administration is hopeful that as the program progresses, the timings will reduce.
The public will be able to order tests at COVIDTests.gov. Officials said people without access to the Internet can place orders via phone, and the administration will work with community groups to help people request tests. Officials said only one person’s name and their address would be required to order the tests. People can include their email addresses if they want to receive updates on their orders.
Biden administration begins January 19 Will provide the first part of 1 billion rapid tests buying it Meet record demand due to expanding Omicron version, Officials said the administration has so far finalized contracts for 420 million tests. Administration officials said they were confident the US would be able to secure the number of tests it conducted, adding that the government already had millions of tests.
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