If you live in the United States of America, The Biden Administration has just announced that from the 19th of January you’ll be able to order free COVID-19 tests! This is good news for businesses who are relying on testing for their workforce.
With Omicron still taking the world by storm, testing is an important step in helping to limit the spread. Testing is also vital to many businesses who need to ensure their workforce are staying safe so that they can continue trading as efficiently as possible. This increased access to free tests will enable workers and their families to test at no cost.
Every U.S. household will be able to order free COVID-19 tests from www.covidtests.gov. This will enable more American’s to get tested for free if they need to do so including the hardest-hit and highest-risk communities. There will also be a phone line launched to assist those who cannot get online to order.
To ensure everyone has access to the free tests, each resident is limited to 4 tests. The USPS will be delivering the tests to homes across the nation which aim to ship within 7-12 days after ordering.
Additional testing incentives
- From the 15th of January private health insurers were required to cover the cost of at least 8 at-home COVID-19 tests per person per month.
- 10 million more tests will be made available to schools per month for students and staff members.
- The administration has set up additional federal free testing sites and has increased the number of pharmacies participating in the federal testing program.