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Biden Team Opens Covid Test Orders Online Ahead of Launch (1)

Jan. 18, 2022, 7:49 PM

The Biden administration’s program to send free Covid-19 tests to U.S. households informally launched on Tuesday to prepare for its official rollout on Wednesday.

The website to request tests, CovidTests.gov, is operating at limited capacity to accept orders. The early launch is standard practice to troubleshoot, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said Tuesday.

“As you know, every website launch in our view comes with risks. We can’t guarantee there won’t be a bug or two,” Psaki said. “But the best tech teams across the administration and the Postal Service are working hard to make this a success.”

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