July 7, 2022

The United States government on Tuesday launched its site for Americans to demand free at-home COVID-19 tests, a day prior to the webpage was planned to formally go on the web.

The site, COVIDTests.gov, presently incorporates a connection for “each home in the U.S.” to get to a request structure run by the U.S. Postal Service. Individuals can arrange four at-home tests per private location, to be conveyed by the Postal Service. It denotes the most recent advance by President Joe Biden to address analysis of low stock and long queues for testing during a cross country flood in COVID-19 cases because of the omicron variation.

White House press secretary Jen Psaki said the site was in “beta testing” and working at a “restricted limit” in front of its true send off. The site will formally send off midmorning Wednesday, Psaki said.

There were disengaged reports Tuesday evening of issues connecting with the site’s location check instrument wrongly upholding the four-per-family cap on apartment complexes and other multi-unit residences. A representative for the Postal Service said in an explanation that the blunder was “happening in a little level of requests.” He said any client requiring help could record an assistance demand at emailus.usps.com/s/the-postal-store-request or contact an assistance work area at 1-800-ASK-USPS.