Free at-home COVID tests are available

Staff Report
Residential households are now eligible to receive free at-home COVID-19 tests in the mail.
Every home in the U.S. can order four at-home COVID-19 tests without having to worry about paying a hefty price, which is something that many have been experiencing since the beginning of the pandemic. Tests are expected to ship in seven to 12 days after placing an order here: 
The tests are rapid antigen at-home tests (not PCR); can be taken anywhere with results given in 30 minutes; work whether or not you have COVID-19 symptoms; and work whether or not you are up to date on vaccines.
Guidelines on when people should take an at-home test, according to

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