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Wisconsinites can now receive free Covid-19 testing kits in the mail

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Wisconsin is now offering free, at-home Covid-19 tests to anybody who lives in the state, regardless of whether or not they have symptoms.

Detailed instructions for the Vault Medical Services testing kits are available online, but the process is simple: recipients collect a sample of their saliva while on a Zoom call with a licensed testing supervisor, then drop off their completed kit at a UPS drop-off location that day. Shipping is pre-paid. Results for the tests should arrive within 24 to 48 hours.

You can order a test here.

A Vault Medical Services Covid-19 testing kit | Photo courtesy Vault Medical Services

“We believe that anyone in Wisconsin who needs to be tested for Covid-19 should have access to a test, and I’m proud of our statewide testing efforts throughout this pandemic,” Gov. Evers said in a statement. “We also know that getting to a health care provider or a community testing site isn’t easy for everyone, and that’s why we are excited to offer this new option to make testing even more accessible for folks across our state.”

The announcement of the testing kits is the latest bit of good news in the state’s effort to curb Covid-19. Earlier today Evers announced that the state will receive its first shipment of the Moderna vaccine this week.