Order Your At-Home Covid-19 Test Kits Today

DATE: May 31, 2022

Natasha Young, Public Information Officer
PH: 770-531-5679 • FAX: 770-535-5958

GAINESVILLE – COVID-19 testing remains important in the fight against community spread. Free COVID-19 at-home test kits are available through a partnership with the federal government and the United States Postal Service.

Help protect your community against COVID-19, order your at-home test kit by visiting covid.gov/tests or order by phone in English or Spanish by calling 1-800-232-0233. Individuals with impaired hearing who require assistance should call TTY 1-888-720-7489.

Each household will receive:

  • 8 rapid antigen COVID-19 tests
  • Your order of 8 tests will come in 2 separate packages (4 tests in each package), each with its own tracking number
  • Packages will ship free

When to test for COVID-19:

  • You have any COVID-19 symptoms, test immediately
  • You were exposed to someone with COVID-19, test at least 5 days after your exposure (If you test negative for COVID-19, consider testing again 1 to 2 days after your first test)
  • You are going to an indoor event or a gathering, test immediately before the gathering, or as close to the time of the event as possible.

Every household in the U.S. is eligible to order at-home test kits. Order your free COVID-19 test kits at covid.gov/tests today.

At-Home COVID-19 Test Kits Available Online or Over the Phone

At-Home COVID-19 Test Kits Can Now Be Ordered Online or Over the Phone

GAINESVILLE – Ordering at-home COVID test kits has been made easier. There is now a hotline available in addition to the online ordering option.

All U.S. residents can now order free household COVID-19 test kits online at https://www.covidtests.gov/ or call the ordering hotline at 1-800-232-0233 to place an order with the automated system.

According to the website, every home in the U.S is eligible to order 4 free at-home tests, tests will ship within 7-12 days.

County Health Departments are not distributing at-home test kits or N95 masks to residents; however, District 2 Public Health will continue operating PCR drive-thru testing locations in Forsyth, Franklin, Hall, Habersham, Lumpkin, Stephens, Rabun and Union counties.

It is important to follow CDC guidelines if you are feeling sick or have been exposed to COVID-19. For more information about COVID-19, please visit www.cdc.gov.