In less than a day, supply of home rapid tests is exhausted. 

Monitor staff
Published: 11/30/2021 1:57:14 PM

New Hampshire’s supply of at-home rapid COVID-19 tests was depleted less than one day after ordering opened to the public. 

On Monday morning, a website,, went live that allowed Granite Staters to order nearly one million at-home rapid COVID-19 tests for free through the state’s partnership with the National Institute of Health and Amazon.

The tests allow residents to swab their noses at home and receive fairly reliable COVID-19 results in less than fifteen minutes. 

By Tuesday, Granite Staters received an error message when they inputted their zip code. The message was later updated to read: “We have had an overwhelming response to the initiative and have already exhausted the limited supply available for home delivery”. 

Jake Leon, a spokesperson for the N.H Department of Health and Human Services confirmed that the allotment of 950,000 tests home-delivered rapid tests had been claimed.

The National Insitute of Health reported Tuesday that 100,000 households in New Hampshire will receive their packages of up to eight tests shortly. 

Leon said DHHS is working with federal partners to determine the possibility of replenishing supply. In the meantime, he said community-based testing remains available.

Teddy Rosenbluth bio photo

Teddy Rosenbluth is a Report for America corps member covering health care issues for the Concord Monitor since spring 2020. She has covered science and health care for Los Angeles Magazine, the Santa Monica Daily Press and UCLA's Daily Bruin, where she was a health editor and later magazine director. Her investigative reporting has brought her everywhere from the streets of Los Angeles to the hospitals of New Delhi. Her work garnered first place for Best Enterprise News Story from the California Journalism Awards, and she was a national finalist for the Society of Professional Journalists Best Magazine Article. She graduated from UCLA with a bachelor’s degree in psychobiology.

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