The federal government has opened a third round of applications for free at-home COVID-19 tests.
The websites of the Postal Service and the Department of Health and Human Services began directing people on Monday to apply for a third round of the free tests to be sent to any household.
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The free shipments will now include eight rapid antigen at-home tests, according to the Postal Service.
“Each order now includes 8 rapid antigen COVID-19 tests,” the USPS website said. “Your order of 8 tests will come in 2 separate packages (4 tests in each package), each with its own tracking number.”
In past rounds, people were only able to order four tests per household.
The tests will present results within 30 minutes and are not PCR tests, according to the HHS COVID-19 website.
Looks like @USPS and @HHSGov have opened up ordering for a third round of free COVID-19 tests— Alexander Tin (@Alexander_Tin) May 16, 2022
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The plan to send households free tests was announced by President Joe Biden in December. Online applications for the first round began in January, with a second round in March.
More than 1 million people have died due to COVID-19 since the pandemic began ripping through the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Monday.