As the federal government is ending its program of providing free at-home COVID tests this week, the State of Wisconsin Department of Health Services announced today that it will provide five free tests per household.
Anyone in the state can order a package of tests at the Say Yes! COVID Test website, which will arrive in the mail in one to two weeks.
Initial supplies will allow each household to order one package that will arrive in 1-2 weeks.
“It is critical for Wisconsinites to have access to a COVID-19 test when they need one, and this program delivers tests right to their door,” DHS Secretary-designee Karen Timberlake said in a statement. “We encourage all Wisconsin households to have COVID-19 self-tests on hand to protect themselves and those around them.”
According to the Say Yes! COVID Test website, the tests are provided through a cooperative effort from state and local health departments, the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and community partners. The website also includes guidance on how to use the tests.