One billion free at-home COVID-19 test kits became available for order online this week, part of the federal government’s COVID-19 mitigation plan to help ensure Americans have the tests on hand if a need arises. The program provides four free tests kits per residential address, with the kits mailed directly to the address. The only information needed to place an order is name and address, but requestors can add their e-mail address to get order updates. 

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