The Biden administration announced Friday that Americans will have the chance to order free at-home COVID-19 tests starting Wednesday, Jan. 19.
The news: Families can order up to four at-home COVID-19 tests per household, according to the Biden administration.
What at-home tests do: The at-home COVID-19 tests can “look for antigens, or proteins, of the coronavirus and return results very quickly, typically within an hour and some within minutes”.
“These are different from lab tests, known as PCR tests. They look for viral genetic material but can take up to three days to return results.”
How to order: You can visit https://www.covidtests.gov/ for the free tests.
The tests will ship within seven to 12 days from the day you order.