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Old Jan 18th 2022, 6:49 pm
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.......Here are the links ...and they do work !

https://www.covidtests.gov/
https://special.usps.com/testkits

The promised Gov't site has apparently opened a day early
I just filled out the required info and received immediate confirmation by USPS (the post office), with an Order Number, saying that package containing 4 free-at-home tests will "start shipping in late Jan."

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Old Jan 18th 2022, 7:54 pm
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Originally Posted by MMcD View Post
.......Here are the links ...and they do work !

https://www.covidtests.gov/
https://special.usps.com/testkits

The promised Gov't site has apparently opened a day early
I just filled out the required info and received immediate confirmation by USPS (the post office), with an Order Number, saying that package containing 4 free-at-home tests will "start shipping in late Jan."

Go for it
I just did—but my OH had beaten me to it and it is one per address!
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Old Jan 18th 2022, 8:05 pm
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Originally Posted by Nutmegger View Post
I just did—but my OH had beaten me to it and it is one per address!
Maybe it varies by state???? ..... tho seems unlikely.
I believe the web site had said 4 tests per residence
My confirmation e-mail says:

"ORDER SUMMARY
FREE At-Home Covid-19 Tests
Order of 4 tests"

ps: as with all things Covid related: confusion will reign
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Old Jan 18th 2022, 8:36 pm
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Originally Posted by Nutmegger View Post
I just did—but my OH had beaten me to it and it is one per address!
Originally Posted by MMcD View Post
Maybe it varies by state???? ..... tho seems unlikely.
I believe the web site had said 4 tests per residence
My confirmation e-mail says:

"ORDER SUMMARY
FREE At-Home Covid-19 Tests
Order of 4 tests"

ps: as with all things Covid related: confusion will reign
It is one pack of four tests, per residential address.

Hello Robin *********,

Thank you for placing your order on USPS.com®.

Once your package ships, you'll receive a tracking number and updates on the expected delivery date.

Note:

At-home COVID-19 tests will ship free starting in late January. USPS will only send one set of 4 free tests to valid residential addresses. We are unable to process duplicate orders for the same address.

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Old Jan 18th 2022, 8:55 pm
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Originally Posted by robin1234 View Post
It is one pack of four tests, per residential address.
That's right -- I said "one" above, where I should have specified one pack.
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Old Jan 18th 2022, 11:14 pm
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I would like to suggest that everyone who does not actually need a test at the moment, or can afford to pay, or has insurance to claim on, not jump in and order right now/ Or at least donate your test kits to a neighbor who has no internet.
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Old Jan 19th 2022, 3:38 pm
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Meanwhile, in England..



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Meanwhile, in England..


yes my family in the UK were amazed that we have to pay for them over here and offered to send me some 7 packs because they were free and freely available when they were back ordered here I went on to Amazon.de, they had plenty in stock for maybe $3 a test, but are restricted from sending them to the US.

I also heard about much smarter strategies being employed… for young kids, they do surveillance testing where they all suck a lollipop 🍭… put them all in a bag together and then 1 combined sample is tested. If they detect CV19 they can do individual testing to see who has it…


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I bought back 2 packs of 7 when I came back after Christmas to the US, everyone here is very jealous of them!
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I ordered free tests yesterday but still don't have answer from them. Is anyone have similar problems?

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Thanks Biden!!!
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Old Jan 20th 2022, 1:15 pm
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I would like to suggest that everyone who does not actually need a test at the moment, or can afford to pay, or has insurance to claim on, not jump in and order right now/ Or at least donate your test kits to a neighbor who has no internet.
Probably most effective is your suggestion to donate the tests. If a person simply doesn’t order tests, there’s no guarantee that they’ll go to a more needful recipient.
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Old Jan 20th 2022, 1:34 pm
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I just did—but my OH had beaten me to it and it is one per address!
so a single person gets 4

a family of 8 gets 4

and someone with 2 houses gets 8

Not sure that has been thought through very well…

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so a single person gets 4

a family of 8 gets 4

and someone with 2 houses gets 8

Not sure that has been thought through very well…
Precisely. And I hear that people resident in apartments are trying to order and being prevented from doing so because someone in their building has beaten them to it!
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Old Jan 20th 2022, 3:40 pm
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My wife ordered them but as a family of 5 I'm not sure how much use it would be considering you probably want to do 2 tests to confirm the first result. I know from January 15th your insurance is supposed to cover up to 8 at home tests per person per month. I just questioned my insurance about how that works and it seems they make you pay for them then re-imburse you so long as the test is an approved test, not used for work and you send them the receipt, barcode and fill out a form so they're probably hoping people will think that's too much hassle to save $8.
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