The Biden administration said it would be shipping another round of free at-home COVID-19 tests in anticipation of a winter surge.
President Joe Biden made the announcement Thursday, saying each U.S. household may now order four tests and tweeting a link to the ordering page.
The website redirects to a USPS site, asking for basic shipping information before checking out and receiving a confirmation number.
Tests will begin shipping December 19, although no estimated delivery time was given.
COVID cases are rising across America as folks gather for the holidays.
That’s why, starting today, every household can order 4 free COVID tests to be shipped straight to your door.
Head to https://t.co/3czr91e7j5 to get yours.
— President Biden (@POTUS) December 15, 2022
During a COVID-19 media briefing Thursday, L.A. County Public Health Director, Dr. Barbara Ferrer, said increased COVID-19 numbers no longer had to result in shutdowns due to the available preventative measures, such as at-home tests, the bivalent booster and mask-wearing.
“Knowing your [COVID-19] status before you gather and or travel can make a big difference in dampening transmission and protecting those most vulnerable from severe illness should they get infected,” Ferrer said Thursday. “We have the strategies, information and resources to celebrate in-person with friends and family in safe ways.”
The free at-home tests are in addition to the 15,000 free COVID-19 testing sites that can be found across the country, including L.A. County.
Up to eight personally purchased at-home COVID-19 tests per month can be reimbursed by health insurances provided through an employer, the Marketplace, Medicare, or Medicaid, or personal insurance.
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