Home test kits, especially the iHealth COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Self-Test, are stacked for delivery in Boston on January 5, 2022.
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The White House said on Friday that 60 million US homes ordered a free home Covid test kit through a new government website.
“Because tens of millions of tests have already been done and households across the country have already been tested, they can be tested as needed,” White House Deputy Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said on Friday. Stated.
Tens of millions of free, highly protected N95 masks have also been shipped to locations across the country, Jean-Pierre said.
The Biden administration has launched a website, covidtests.gov, last week. All households based on their place of residence are limited to four test kits. The White House states that the maximum number of tests per household is aimed at ensuring widespread access to the program.
According to the website, the test will be shipped 7-12 days after the household places an order.
When covidtests.gov was first launched, Some people have blocked test ordersEspecially individuals who live in apartment buildings. The United States Postal Service said the problem occurred because some addresses were not listed as multi-unit buildings. If you encounter any issues, please submit a help request at the following URL: emailus.usps.com/s/the-postal-store-inquiry Or, according to the post office, call the 1-800-ASK-USPS help desk.
The Biden administration has launched a service in response to public protests during vacations when people struggled to take tests before visiting their families. As Covid omicron variants swept the country, demand for home-based kits skyrocketed, pharmacy shelves remained empty, and some test sites ran for hours.
The Biden administration has raised a total of 1 billion kits for free public distribution.
Government too Make 400 Million Highly Protected N95 Masks You can use it for free. Masks are available at pharmacies and community health centers nationwide. According to the White House, the program will be fully operational by early February.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a recently updated guidance that N95 is more effective at preventing viral infections than cloth masks.
The CDC recommends that all persons over the age of 2 wear a mask, regardless of vaccination status in indoor public spaces. Federal law requires you to wear a mask on planes, buses, trains, and other public transport.
According to the White House, 60 million households ordered a free Covid test
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