Order Free At-⁠Home COVID-⁠19 Test Kits

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Date: Mar 22 , 2022

Every home in the U.S. is now eligible to order additional 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 if and when you need them.

Order your free at-home test kits here

If you need a COVID-⁠19 test now, please see other testing resources for free testing locations in your area. 

What you need to know about your order:

  • Limit of one order per residential address
  • One order includes 4 individual rapid antigen COVID-19 tests
  • Orders will ship free starting in late January

What you need to know about the at-home COVID-19 tests:

  • Are rapid antigen at-home tests, not PCR (polymerase chain reaction)
  • Can be taken anywhere
  • Give results within 30 minutes (no lab drop-off required)
  • Work whether or not you have COVID-⁠19 symptoms
  • Work whether or not you are up-to-date with your COVID-⁠19 vaccines
  • Are also referred to self-tests or over-the-counter (OTC) tests
  • Read more frequently asked questions

When to take an at-⁠home test:

  • If you begin having COVID-⁠19 symptoms like fever, sore throat, runny nose, or loss of taste or smell, or
  • At least 5 days after you come into close contact with someone with COVID-⁠19, or
  • When you’re going to gather with a group of people, especially those who are at risk of severe disease or may not be up-to-date with their COVID-⁠19 vaccines.

What if you test Positive?

A positive at-⁠home test result means that the test has detected the virus, and it is very likely have COVID-⁠19. If your at-home test shows a positive result, follow the latest CDC guidance for isolation.

What if you test Negative?

A negative at-⁠home test result means that the test did not detect the virus, and you may have a lower risk of spreading COVID-19 to others. Check your test kit for instructions and specific next steps. If you test negative, you should test again within a few days with at least 24 hours between tests. If you test negative, follow the latest CDC guidance for self-⁠testing.

Testing is only one step you can take to protect yourself, friends, family, and others. Everyone is encouraged to:

  • Become up-to-date with your COVID-⁠19 vaccinations. Visit vaccines.gov to find a vaccine or booster location near you
  • Follow the CDC Face Covering guidelines and wear a well-fitted mask when gathering indoors
  • Maintain 6 feet of distance between people

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