The contents of a COVID-19 home rapid testing kit is shown during a news conference, Thursday, May 20, 2021, at the Frederick Douglass Elementary School in the Overtown neighborhood of Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
Starting Jan. 19 The federal website where you can request free COVID-19 tests will be up and running next week, the White House announced. It’s part of a Biden administration plan to address nationwide shortages and long lines for testing. Starting on Wednesday (1/19), the website COVIDTests.gov will provide four free tests per home, including no shipping fee. The White House said tests will typically ship within 7-12 days of ordering through the U.S. Postal Service.