El Paso County officials encourage residents to take advantage of the free at-home COVID-19 tests that are now available for free via the United States Postal Service - here's how to order yours.

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COVID-19 is surging across America once again, and it's no doubt thanks to folks gathering over the holidays. With more people coming down with symptoms, everyone is hitting up testing sites to ensure they are not contagious.

With an increase in testing, the sites are overwhelmed, but now, thanks to the United States government, free testing kits are now available at https://special.usps.com/testkits.

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According to the United States Postal Service, residential households in the U.S. can begin ordering one set of four free at-home tests from USPS.com.  

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Here's what you need to know when ordering home testing kits: 

  • Limit of one order per residential address 
  • One order includes (4) individual rapid antigen COVID-19 tests 
  • Orders will ship free starting in late January 

As COVID-19 persists, testing (in the comfort of your home) can help determine if you are COVID-19 positive whether or not you are exhibiting symptoms.  

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Testing is the key to getting treatment early to prevent hospitalization, especially if you are not vaccinated.  

Also, if you feel like you are coming down with something, stay home and get tested for your peace of mind and prevent from infecting others. And if you are vaxxed, continue disinfecting your space, wash your hands, mask up and stay safe out there.  

For more information on COVID-19 testing, symptoms, vaccinations, and more, visit epstrong.org 

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