COVID-19, Employee Wellness

Free COVID‑19 at‑home tests available

COVID-19 at-home test tube and swab.
All residents can order four free COVID-19 at-home testing kits.

This week the federal government launched, a website allowing individuals to order free at-home COVID-19 antigen tests delivered directly to one’s home.

Here is what we know about the federal effort:

  • Individuals are able to order online at
  • Every home in U.S. can order four free at-home COVID-19 tests
  • Tests are free and will be shipped by the U.S. Postal Services
  • Tests should arrive within 7-12 days from order.

Learn more about current COVID-19 statistics in California.

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


The tests available for order:

  • Are rapid antigen at-home tests, not PCR
  • Can be taken anywhere
  • Give results within 30 minutes (no lab drop-off required)
  • Work whether or not you have COVID-⁠19 symptoms
  • Work whether or not you are up to date on your COVID-⁠19 vaccines
  • Are also referred to as self-tests or over-the-counter (OTC) tests

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