FREE At Home COVID-19 Tests Now Available to Order from Federal Government

by | Jan 19, 2022 | Auburn, Bedford, Candia, Deerfield, Goffstown, Hooksett, Manchester, New Boston, Prevention, Recovery Ready Community, Resiliency Essentials, They Made It Happen | 0 comments

The federal government launched and is accepting orders for FREE tests! Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order 4 free at-⁠home COVID-⁠19 tests. The tests are completely free. You will be prompted for your home and shipping addresses. Orders will usually ship in 7-12 days.

The tests that will be shipped:

  • Are rapid antigen at-home tests, not PCR
  • 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 on your COVID-⁠19 vaccines
  • Are also referred to as self-tests or over-the-counter (OTC) tests

The federal government recommends you utilize one of the tests if:

  • 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 on their COVID-⁠19 vaccines.

COVID-19 tests are not a replacement for vaccines which are still highly recommended. If you need more information about the COVID-19 vaccine visit NH Vaccine Information | NH Vaccine Strategy.

To place an order for your household for the four free COVID-19 tests visit COVID Home Tests | USPS.