CORONAVIRUS: State now offering to send you free home tests, too (update: they’re out)

11:22 AM: First the feds – now the state. If you’re interested in getting free home COVID-19 tests, the state has just launched its own website where you can order up to five tests per household. (First thing they ask for is your zip code to check eligibility; we tested all five West Seattle zips, and they all show as “eligible.”) They’re offering up to five free tests per household. Read the full announcement here.

7:56 PM: Commenters are noting that tonight, the state site is telling them it’s all out. (added) Via Twitter, the Health Department says, ” If you were not able to place an order, we expect more tests will be available soon.”

23 Replies to "CORONAVIRUS: State now offering to send you free home tests, too (update: they're out)"

  • Luke January 21, 2022 (11:28 am)

    Ordered. Thank you WSB!

  • Anne January 21, 2022 (12:10 pm)

    Done!! Super fast & easy through your link-thanks!

  • Carson January 21, 2022 (12:28 pm)

    I think it might have taken 30 seconds

  • Anthony January 21, 2022 (12:44 pm)

    Thank you!

  • Eric January 21, 2022 (1:09 pm)

    Thanks, Tracy, that was sooo simple!

    • Tim January 21, 2022 (6:37 pm)

      Nope to me. Site said they concluded test kits in my area. Not surprised. 98116 zip code.

  • anonyme January 21, 2022 (1:20 pm)

    It was very easy to order, but the description was for one set of four tests.  Wouldn’t five sets = 20 tests?  I saw no way to order individual tests, only one set of four, which was confirmed by email.

    • Patience January 22, 2022 (8:09 am)

      @ANONYME:  Are you sure you went to the WA State “Say Yes!” Site?  I went on WA State site four times to order for my mom, 2 neighbors, and us (all will be delivered by Amazon).  I was never asked for my  email. BTW – for those commenters that are frustrated that this first round of WA State Say Yes! test kits went so quickly, please note that there will be more available as they only  had a limited supply available for this preliminary round.  Also, a shout out for the “Say Yes!” Program –  it allows people who live in a multi-unit building to order with same address (with added unit/apt #) – the Federal site has a huge issue with this (MANY people living in a multi unit building get an error message stating that someone at that address has already ordered – could be because that USPS (who will be delivering the Federal test kits) does not recognize the multiple units in the program they are using). @ANONYME: I am just curious if you had went to/ordered from the Federal site that will send their FOUR tests via USPS.

      • anonyme January 22, 2022 (2:16 pm)

        I just followed the link provided in the WSB article.  I paid no attention to the source of the tests.  I later received the confirming email from USPS.

  • Katie Van Fleet January 21, 2022 (6:31 pm)

    I tried it at 6:30 pm on 1/21 and it said I missed the window. 

  • JB January 21, 2022 (6:35 pm)

    When I tried to order at 6:30 a message came up that they had concluded their effort in my community (98146) and to contact the local health department to see if they had any extra tests. 

  • Erin January 21, 2022 (6:48 pm)

    I just tried ordering but got this message when I put in my WS zip: Thank you for your interest in Say Yes! COVID Test. We have had an overwhelming response to the initiative and have already exhausted the limited supply available for home delivery.Pretty frustrating!

  • CynB January 21, 2022 (6:50 pm)

    They are all out for now unfortunately (as of Friday 6:50 PM)

  • 2late4me January 21, 2022 (7:12 pm)

    As of 7:20 pm, No longer available for zip code 98126 :(

  • Mr K January 21, 2022 (7:16 pm)

    Tried at 7pm and it said they’ve exhausted their supply.

  • Concluded January 21, 2022 (7:22 pm)

    It said eligible after entering zip but after filling out the info it says they concluded the project in our community.

  • Also John January 21, 2022 (7:22 pm)

    Already all gone….

    “Thank you for your interest

    Thank you for your interest in Say Yes! COVID Test. We have had an overwhelming response to the initiative and have already exhausted the limited supply available for home delivery.”

  • Chris January 21, 2022 (7:34 pm)

    After input info, site said they had concluded this in our community.   Looks like they are gone

  • Gatewood resident January 21, 2022 (9:38 pm)

    What a joke, our state and federal governments just keep failing 

    • Also John January 22, 2022 (4:41 pm)

      GR….  So since you missed out it’s their fault?  Did you order your four from the feds or are you waiting to order after Covid is gone?

  • anonyme January 22, 2022 (7:20 am)

    If one order truly represents a set of four tests, I would be happy to share once received.  I’ll repost when that happens. Thanks to the WSB announcement I was able to order within the first hour.

  • Lynda B January 22, 2022 (9:04 am)

    Just got my COVID test kits from the Federal program in the mail today!  Woo!

  • Alki Local January 24, 2022 (12:59 pm)

    Just got my five-pack test kit from WA State today–2 days after ordering! Still waiting for the one from the feds.

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