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January 17, 2023Advocacy Matters

Free At Home COVID Test Kits

Free At Home COVID Test Kits

Disability Matters with Joyce Bender

Tuesday, January 17, 2023

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Free At Home COVID Test Kits

The Biden Administration began distributing another round of free COVID-19 test kits in December. For the last couple of years, the Administration has provided free COVID-19 test kits in winter as COVID-19 cases peak through the winter months when friends and families spend more time indoors.

COVID-19 is on the rise again. For the week that ended January 4, 2023, there were 470,699 COVID-19 cases in the U.S. 640 counties in the U.S. are now on record with high transmission rate. These counties are along the east coast and in the south. 1,347 counties are on record with a medium transition rate.

The best way to prevent a serious infection of COVID is to mask when you are in indoor spaces and to get booster shots. The other tool is to test when you believe you have symptoms of COVID-19.

Every household is eligible to order and receive 4 free at-home COVID-19 test kits.

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It is easy to get your free at-home tests delivered to your household. You can order online or call 1-800-232-0233. The TTY number is 1-888-720-7489. You can also click on today’s #AdvocacyMatters segment at www.disabilityrightspa.org to find a link to the U.S. Postal Service order form if you would like to order your kits online.

Links

United States Postal Service Online COVID-19 Test Kit Order Form

https://special.usps.com/testkits

COVID-19 CDC Data Tracker

https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#trends_weeklycases_select_00

White House Press Release

https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2022/12/15/fact-sheet-biden-administration-announces-covid-19-winter-preparedness-plan/