The Postal Service is now taking orders for free COVID-19 test kits

The U.S. Postal Service has begun taking orders for free at-home coronavirus test kits.

The website COVIDtests.gov was originally slated to begin taking orders on Wednesday. 

 White House press secretary Jen Psaki says the site is in the "beta testing" stage and "will be launched formally tomorrow morning

Each household order will contain four rapid tests, which the Postal Service says will be shipped for free "in late January."

The White House says it will prioritize shipments to Americans from ZIP codes that have experienced high rates of COVID-19 cases and deaths with the first 20% of each day's orders going to those areas

There will also be a phone number so those without access to computers or high-speed internet can place orders.

Some 700,000 people were on the test kit website at one point Tuesday afternoon

Some on Twitter reported problems with orders from residents of apartment buildings with multiple units being told that someone from that household had already ordered the tests

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