Wednesday, Jan. 19, is the day you can order free at-home COVID-19 tests through the federal government at COVIDtests.gov
The at-home tests are available for every residential address in the U.S.
Each package contains four tests and can be ordered from the COVID tests dot gov website.
The tests are rapid antigen at-home tests, can be taken anywhere and give results within 30 minutes.
You don’t need an I-D, credit card, or health insurance card to place an order. All you need is your name and address.
The tests will be delivered in the mail through the U.S. Postal Service and will typically ship 7-12 days after ordering.
Once your order ships, you’ll get an email with an estimated delivery date and a tracking number. You can track your order at USPS.com.
The US Department of Health and Human Services says you should take an at-home test if you begin having COVID-19 symptoms like fever, sore throat, runny nose, or loss of taste or smell or at least five days after you come into contact with someone with COVID.