Ómicron has caused that in recent weeks it has been registered shortage of Covid tests, not only in the United States but throughout the world, just at a time when there is a lot of uncertainty about whether or not it is possible to be infected with coronavirus given the characteristics of this new variant that makes many confuse it with a simple cold.
To try to find a solution to this situation, the president of the United States, Joe Biden announced that his government would distribute one billion home Covid tests for free, for those who need them, which will reach all applicants to the comfort of their home, with the intention of avoiding further exposure in case they have symptoms of coronavirus.
After this announcement by President Biden, people were not very clear about the procedure to obtain one of these kits; however, earlier this week the White House announced that an internet site had been enabled through which people can register their request to obtain a home test.
In less than 3 days, everything seems to indicate that the high demand exceeded the platform’s capacity to operate, so the health authorities decided to implement a telephone line so that they can also make their request through it.
This is how the phone line works to request a free Covid test
It was this Friday when the White House announced that a telephone line had been created so that all those who do not have easy access to the web also have the possibility of obtaining a Covid test kit.
The number you should call to make your request is 1-800-232-0233; The line has the capacity to answer people’s questions in 150 languages, including English and Spanish, and will be available 7 days a week, from 8 am to midnight.
It is important to highlight that each registered person may have the right to request a maximum number of 4 tests. In addition, you must provide your full name as well as your address so that the Postal Service, which will be the body in charge of distributing them, can deliver them to your door.
The estimated delivery time will be 7 to 12 days after your phone registration as the White House explained that it is using the social vulnerability index to prioritize the highest risk zip codes with the most cases, hospitalizations and deaths, assigning 20% of testing for those populations when claiming kits and prioritizing their processing. It is also important to note that you do not need to have medical insurance or a credit card to be able to request them.
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