CDC website for free covid testing to close

If you want a free covid test sent to your doorstep, you better hurry.

The popular website run by the US Department of Health and Human Services that uses the Postal Service to provide free rapid tests to US addresses will stop taking orders on Friday. The White House says the program that began in January must end due to a lack of additional funding from Congress and to ensure there are enough tests stored for an expected rise in cases in the fall. .

The White House said the site,, delivered 350 million tests in May, when the third round of ordering was opened. By then, 70 million households had used the site.

The program allowed up to 16 free tests to be ordered per address during the year. Orders placed before the Friday deadline will be honoured.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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