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4 Free At-⁠Home COVID-⁠19 Tests

Updated: Jan 18

Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order 4 free at-⁠home COVID-⁠19 tests. The tests are completely free. Orders will usually ship in 7-12 days. Order your tests now so you have them when you need them. If you need a COVID-⁠19 test now, please order at this link.


You can reach out to your local community health center for more information about the availability of COVID-19 testing and vaccinations.


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We have the Tools to Fight Omicron


Vaccines

Vaccines remain the best public health measure to protect people from COVID-19, including severe illness, hospitalizations, and death. Vaccines also help to slow transmission and reduce the likelihood of new variants emerging. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends:

  • Everyone 5 years and older protect themselves from COVID-19 by getting fully vaccinated.

  • Everyone ages 12 years and older should keep up-to-date with a booster shot at least:

  • Two months after their initial J&J/Janssen vaccine

  • Five months after completing their Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine series

  • Six months after completing their primary Moderna vaccine series


Masks

Masks offer protection against all variants. The CDC recommends:

  • Continuing to wear a mask in public indoor settings in areas of substantial or high community transmission, regardless of vaccination status.

  • Following advice about masks for people who want to learn more about what type of mask is right for them depending on their circumstances.

Testing

Tests can tell you if you are currently infected with COVID-19:


  • Self-tests can be used at home or anywhere, are easy to use, and produce rapid results.

  • If your self-test has a positive result, stay home or isolate for 10 days, wear a mask if you have contact with others, and call your healthcare provider.


Until we know more about the risk of Omicron, it is important to use all tools available to protect yourself and others.


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