The special United States Postal Service (USPS) website to order free home Covid tests online just went live. Hosted at special.usps.com, you can order up to four free home Covid test kits to be delivered directly to your door. Don’t let the .com instead of .gov fool you, it’s legit.
When you go to the site at https://special.usps.com/testkits, you are greeted by this language:
Place Your Order for Free At-Home COVID-19 Tests
Residential households in the U.S. can order one set of 4 free at-home tests from USPS.com. Here’s what you need to know about your order:
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
Fill in this form with your contact and shipping information to order your tests.
Postmaster General Louis DeJoy said that the post office was “proud to fulfill its mission of service” by facilitating the order and delivery of at-home Covid tests.
Said DeJoy, “The 650,000 women and men of the United States Postal Service are ready to deliver and proud to play a critical role in supporting the health needs of the American public. We have been working closely with the administration and are well prepared to accept and deliver test kits on the first day the program launches.”
In case you are concerned about the privacy of having the post office deliver test kits to you, they also include this language:
Privacy Act Statement
Your information will be used to provide COVID-19 Testing Kits to the address you provided, and to provide company and product fulfillment information about that testing kit to a federal executive agency. Collection is authorized by 39 U.S.C. 401, 403, 404, and 411. Supplying your information is voluntary, but if not provided, we may not be able to fulfill your request for a COVID-19 Testing Kit. We do not disclose your information to third parties without your consent, except to act on your behalf or request, or as legally required. This includes the following limited circumstances: to a congressional office on your behalf; to agencies and entities to facilitate or resolve financial transactions; to a U.S. Postal Service auditor; for law enforcement purposes, to labor organizations as required by applicable law; incident to legal proceedings involving the Postal Service; to government agencies in connection with decisions as necessary; to agents or contractors when necessary to fulfill a business function or provide products and services to customers; for customer service purposes; and to other federal executive agencies pursuant to 39 U.S.C § 411. For more information regarding our privacy policies visit