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The United States Postal Service announced today that it has delivered more than 270 million COVID-19 test kits to American households as part of President Biden’s plan to distribute free at-home tests to Americans. The Postal Service reported over 68 million test kit packages (with four tests per kit) have been shipped to American households across all states, tribes and territories. Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order two sets of four free at-home tests
On average, it takes just 1.2 days for the Postal Service to deliver a test kit package once it has been received from the manufacturer, kitted and entered into the mailstream. On Tuesday, Feb. 22, the Postal Service delivered over 6 million COVID-19 test kit packages — the highest single day volume delivered since shipping began at the end of January.
Once an order is placed on the covidtests.gov website, the requestor receives an order confirmation email and additional status updates as the package is shipped. Requestors can track their package online and receive status updates via the Informed Delivery notification feature.
COVID-19 test kit delivery by the numbers:
- Over 270 million – tests packaged and shipped to American households across the country.
- Over 68 million – packages delivered to households across all states, Tribes and territories to date.
- 1.2 average days to delivery
- Over 6 million – number of test kit packages delivered by the U.S. Postal Service on Tuesday, Feb. 22, the highest single day volume since delivery began end of January.
- Over 68 million orders for free rapid at-home COVID-19 test kits have been placed through the Biden Administration’s covidtests.gov, an easy-to-use consumer website established and managed by USPS in partnership with the United States Digital Service, since the website was launched on Dec. 21, 2021.
Source: Unites States Postal Service