Free at-home COVID tests now available for order

Photo of a representative test kit courtesy USPS

According to the federal government, residential households in the U.S. can order one set of four free at-home tests via this USPS link.

  • There is a limit of one order per residential address
  • One order includes four ndividual rapid antigen COVID-19 tests
  • Orders will ship free starting in late January

If you need a COVID-⁠19 test now, see other testing resources for free locations in your area.

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  1. The UK just dumped all mask mandates. A country with Universal Healthcare, with the most restrictive CV-19 protocols in Europe, with one of highest case and mortality rates in Europe, just quit mandating masks. In Edmonds you don’t have to wear a mask in a crowded restaurant, even if eating crow.

    1. Covid infection rates vary greatly around the world, Matt. One country’s response today has little bearing on what we should be doing in Edmonds. And I wouldn’t trust the judgement of UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson anyway. He’s in deep political trouble and being forced to resign. He’s not modeling prudent decision-making during a pandemic.

      1. If Boris Johnson’s COVID response can be purely political, so can Jay Inslee’s. Please only respond if you are prepared to talk about science and not Trump, Jan 6th, or other nonsense that has nothing to do with CV-19.

        1. Right now Matt I’m focusing more on personal responsibility, a field well known to conservatives among us. First, everyone without a bonafide medical condition should get vaxxed and boosted. Don’t be among the foolish unvaccinated people filling up our ICUs and morgues. And second, wear an N95 mask.

          If everyone did these two simple things, we would do a better job containing the virus. (But I’m sure somebody can find something on the internet that *proves* that up is down and we should instead all be taking horse pills.)

        2. Roger, you’re giving medical advice and you are not a doctor. That’s verboten. Should Salt & Iron close as people who are not vax’d and boosted are permitted inside, crowded together for hours, without masks? Note I’ve sat with you inside an establishment for hours and you did not have a mask on.

        3. All — the truth is that virtually no one commenting on these health-related articles is a medical doctor. So I would say that perhaps none of us should be giving medical advice and we should leave that to the health department?

  2. I agree with Teresa here. I do think some personal responsibility and a bit of care is something we all should do but we aren’t Drs and we are for sure not scientists. In the end we are all responsible for ourselves and what our decisions did for us as an individual. If you have guilt that is your cross to bear, no one else. If you feel you did all you could for others too then if that turns out to be true then you feel elated. I guess.

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