Free COVID-19 test kits can now be ordered on the USPS website

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A COVID-19 antigen self-test. People can now sign up to receive a free at-home COVID-19 testing kit from the federal government.
A COVID-19 antigen self-test. People can now sign up to receive a free at-home COVID-19 testing kit from the federal government.

LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Over the past couple of weeks, trying to find a rapid antigen COVID-19 test has been an ordeal for many people, but folks can now sign up to receive a free at-home COVID-19 testing kit from the federal government.

The covidtest.gov website was originally scheduled to begin accepting sign-ups on Wednesday, Jan. 19, but as of Tuesday, the website was redirecting folks to special.usps.com/testkits, where they can fill out their contact information and provide a shipping address to receive four individual rapid antigen COVID-19 tests.

There is a limit of one order per residential address and the orders are slated to ship in late January for free.

Noe Padilla is a reporter for the Journal & Courier. Email him at Npadilla@jconline.com and follow him on Twitter at 1NoePadilla.

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