(Camden, NJ) – As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, every household in the United States is once again eligible to receive four free tests provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services beginning Dec. 19.
“Having COVID-19 tests on hand is very important because you never know when you will need them,” said Commissioner Virginia Betteridge, liaison to the Camden County Department of Health and Human Services. “Testing at home is extremely convenient and is a key part to keeping us all safe and healthy. We strongly encourage all households in Camden County to order their allotment of tests.”
To order your free COVID-19 tests visit https://www.covid.gov/tests. Tests will begin shipping on Dec. 19.
Taking home tests are encouraged:
- If you begin having COVID-19 symptoms like fever, sore throat, runny nose, or loss of taste or smell.
- At least 5 days after you come into close contact with someone with COVID-19.
- When you’re going to gather with a group of people, especially those who are at risk of severe disease or may not be up to date on their COVID-19 vaccines