Governor Janet Mills has announced that the launch of a new pilot project with The Rockefeller Foundation. Mainers can be mailed 5 free COVID-19 tests directly to their homes.
No payment information is required — both the tests and shipping are free to eligible residents – and the tests will be delivered through Amazon approximately one week after ordering. The tests require a quick swab inside each nostril, with results available within minutes. Any individual over the age of two can use the tests. You can order here.
“This program will bring free, at-home tests to communities in need across Maine, helping to limit the spread of COVID-19 and keep Maine people healthy in the face of the Omicron surge,” said Health and Human Services Commissioner Jeanne Lambrew and Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention Director Nirav D. Shah. “We’re grateful to The Rockefeller Foundation for this partnership as we continue to work to make COVID-19 testing more easily and readily available.”
“The Rockefeller Foundation is proud to partner with the Maine Department of Health and Human Services to launch Project ACT to bring COVID-19 tests to vulnerable communities across the state, including those living in rural areas,” said Andrew Sweet, Managing Director of COVID-19 Response and Recovery at The Rockefeller Foundation. “Too often a person’s ZIP code dictates their access to critical services. With Project ACT, eligible Mainers can sign up to receive rapid tests direct to their doorstep, increasing access to those at risk and helping reduce the spread in the community.”