USPS Starts Taking Orders for Free Covid Tests a Day Early

The federal government’s website is operational as of Tuesday, one day early, allowing people to request their four free Covid-19 at-home tests right now.

The form sends users to an order form at the U.S. Postal Service. It asks people for their names and shipping addresses, along with an email address if they want to track the shipment. Credit card or payment information is not requested or required. The White House said last week the website would go live on Wednesday, Jan. 19.

A representative of the U.S. Postal Service wasn’t immediately available. Jen Psaki, the White House press secretary, said the site would officially launch tomorrow and is “in the beta testing phase right now,” acknowledging that “every website launch, in our view, comes with risk.”

People are limited to one order of four free individual rapid antigen test kits for each residential address.

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