3rd round of free COVID tests available, with 8 tests per household – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

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The federal government is now offering residents double the number of free COVID rapid antigen tests during its new round of kit availability, according to an update from the United States Postal Service.

While in previous rounds of test distributions residents could only claim up to four tests per household, residents can now request up to eight of the tests, which will be shipped to their homes free of charge.

According to the government, each order can contain eight rapid COVID-19 antigen tests. These tests will be presented in two separate packages, with four test kits in each package, according to the USPS website.

Package shipping will be free and tracking numbers will be provided when registering for test kits. You can register through the USPS website here.

The White House said in a statement announcing the new testing offers Tuesday morning that about 350 million free tests have been delivered across the country, in US territories and at overseas military bases, and says many were delivered by the USPS within 48 hours.

“COVID-19 testing is a critical tool to help mitigate the spread of the virus, which is why maintaining national testing capacity is a critical part of the President’s National COVID-19 Preparedness Plan,” the President said. communicated.

Funding for this series of tests came from the US bailout, the statement said.

The new kit distribution comes as COVID-19 cases climb again in the United States, which has seen a new omicron subvariant.

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