Today, the U.S. federal government has officially launched its website to distribute free COVID-19 test kits to households in the United States, COVIDtests.gov. The website allows users to order a maximum of four COVID-19 tests shipped directly to their household. Tests are scheduled to begin shipping in late January and are estimated to arrive approximately seven to twelve days from the date they are ordered. Once ordered, users will receive an email confirmation which will include shipping updates, an estimated delivery date and a tracking number on USPS.com.
Please note, the tests being distributed from COVIDtests.gov are at-home rapid antigen tests and do not meet the requirements for re-entry back into Canada. Detailed information on the testing and additional requirements for re-entry back into Canada can be found here, https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid.