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You Can Now Order Free Covid Tests Online From the U.S. Government

  • U.S. says site at limited capacity ahead of Wednesday rollout
  • Households to receive four test kits upon placing orders
A cotton swab from a Covid-19 self-test kit.

A cotton swab from a Covid-19 self-test kit.

Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg
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The Biden administration’s program to send free Covid-19 tests to U.S. households informally launched on Tuesday to prepare for its official rollout on Wednesday.

The website to request tests, CovidTests.gov, is operating at limited capacity to accept orders. The early launch is standard practice to troubleshoot, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said Tuesday.