The Biden administration’s web site for People to order free at-home Covid-19 assessments went online Tuesday, at some point sooner than anticipated—right here’s what to learn about getting the assessments.
The assessments are anticipated to ship roughly seven to 10 days after the assessments are ordered, with shipments beginning in late January, and may take one to 3 days to reach after that through USPS.
Just one order might be positioned per residential handle, and People can not select to have fewer than 4 assessments shipped to their handle.
White Home Press Secretary Jen Psaki advised reporters the administration is “beta testing” the web site Tuesday forward of a proper launch mid-morning on Wednesday.
500 million. That’s what number of Covid-19 assessments the federal authorities is delivery out initially, although it’s additionally ordered an extra 500 million assessments on prime of that.
The Biden administration first dedicated to distributing 500 million free at-home assessments to People in December as Covid-19 instances linked to the omicron variant began surging nationwide. The announcement got here in response to criticism the White Home had not made the at-home assessments extensively accessible for a low value as different nations had, and Psaki came under fire earlier in December for mocking the suggestion that the federal authorities may ship assessments to each American. On prime of its plan to distribute assessments by way of USPS, the administration has additionally directed personal healthcare insurers to reimburse the price of eight at-home Covid-19 assessments per individual every month, which took impact earlier this week.
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The administration is anticipated to additionally launch a program to distribute higher-quality masks like N95s to People, President Joe Biden mentioned final week, with extra particulars anticipated to be introduced within the coming days.
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