Site To Order Free COVID Tests Launches Wednesday

The Washington Post reports:

A federal website where Americans can order free coronavirus rapid tests will be launched Wednesday and allow each household to order up to four tests, senior administration officials said.

The website, called, will require that users provide their names and addresses to receive the tests. The government purchased 500 million rapid tests that will be available to every household, and will limit to four the number of tests sent to each address, the senior officials said during a briefing with reporters.

Beginning Saturday, private insurance companies will have to cover the cost of up to eight at-home rapid tests per month. Consumers have to submit claims for reimbursement from their insurer, an often complicated process that could dissuade some Americans from following through.

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