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.
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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