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Free COVID tests
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The federal government has opened a phone line for people to order free at-home COVID-19 tests.

The phone number is 1-800-232-0233. The phone number follows the launch of a website to order the tests. The phone line is available for those who may have difficulty accessing the internet or need additional help to place their orders.

According to the White House, the phone line is open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Central seven days a week, and offers assistance in more than 150 languages.

An order contains four COVID tests, and there’s a limit of one order per residence.

The website to place your order is It began taking at-home test orders last week and the tests began shipping out Thursday, according to White House COVID response coordinator Jeff Zients.