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The tests, made available through the website covidtests.gov, will be shipped through the Postal Service’s first-class mail. Yet, processing delays may slow down the tests’ arrival at a time when testing centers have reported staggering wait times and Americans have lined up for hours to get tested.
Responding to questions about the lag time for free test delivery, senior administration officials told reporters Friday that there are other means of getting tests, pointing to the Saturday launch of another White House initiative to have private insurance companies cover the cost of up to eight at-home rapid tests per month.