The US Postal Service has its free home COVID-19 test webpageindicating that citizens can now place an order for a third round of government-provided rapid tests (h/t Alexander Tine and DrAltGov on Twitter). Compared to previous rounds, you will be sent double the number of tests – eight instead of four.
The procedure is largely the same as when the US launched COVIDTests.gov in January; you go to the site, enter your name and address and the tests appear in your mailbox. But because you’re getting eight tests this time around, they’ll ship in two separate packages, according to the USPS. You will receive a tracking number for each.
The order confirmation page states that if you skipped one of the rounds (as in, you didn’t order any tests in January and/or March), you can also place a second order.
In March, the USPS announced it had shipped about 270 million tests. The agency doesn’t appear to have posted an updated total since then, but we’ve reached out to see if there was a more up-to-date figure and will update this story if we hear anything. For now you can order your tests through this link or by going to COVIDTests.gov and following the instructions.