Covid 19 Home Test Kits - Will they be accepted as a negative test?

Real Estate Agent with Progressive Realty (Boise Idaho) DB-17066

Recently, President Biden announced that people are able to get free Covid 19 home test kits.  If you buy one, you can get reimbursed.  But who will accept these?

What if I really wanted to go to a concert or a sporting event but thought I might have Covid; would I have someone else take the test for me? After all, no one has ever used someone else's urine on a drug test; or used Google during an un-proctored exam, right?

However, there is one company that I have never heard of anyone cheating with on an at home test.  That is why I recommend Cologuard!

Remember, all the other test are just crap!


Comments (9)

faye schubert
Branson, MO
Living the Branson Lake Life

My sister's husband just noticed a $50 /month charge from his insurance for covid tests to be sent by mail.

Had to prove vaccine identification cards to not have the charge.

Looks like this "free covid tests" that I thought the Senate appropriated money specifically for that, are now our taxpayer money charged once and now through insurance companies.


Jan 17, 2022 04:13 PM
Jim Paulson

Wow, a $50 / month charge!

According to the CDC (sorry I had to quote someone); "the estimated incubation period is between 2 and 14 days with a median of 5 days".  I don't think most people realize that even if you test negative now, you might not later today or tomorrow or next week due to the incubation period.

Jan 17, 2022 04:44 PM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

OMG Jim Paulson  YOU CRACK ME UP  sorry for the capital letters, but this post is well it deserves capital letters.   Hope you don't mind if I repost it on my Facebook business page - See you Tomorrow I hope at Zoom :-)  🙃  Brilliant 

By the way, just had a similar conversation today with my doctor  

Jan 17, 2022 05:03 PM
Jim Paulson

Hannah Williams I would be honored if you reposted it.  Thank you.  You can just share the graphic if you prefer.

I am planning on being on the Zoom call tomorrow.  It should be a good one.

Jan 17, 2022 05:13 PM
Hannah Williams

Hi Jim Paulson  If it is clicked it will take them to your original post here in the Rain 

Jan 19, 2022 06:47 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Don't get me started, please Jim.... not wanting to rant or make it a political post let me just say NO COMMENT:)Endre

Jan 17, 2022 10:11 PM
Jim Paulson

I was not trying to be political, just my attempt at satire.

Jan 19, 2022 10:29 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

It seems that the story changes with each passing month, haha, not sure what to believe anymore.

Jan 18, 2022 04:12 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker

LOL oh gee Brian England that's the science!   🤡

Jan 18, 2022 02:23 PM
Jim Paulson

Brian England just like politics and religion . . . everyone has their own version and they swear by it.  I think it is like the X-Files - "The truth is out there" - however, we have to wait till the next episode to try to find out where.

Jan 19, 2022 10:31 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Jim,
This made me laugh. You gave me an idea for porch pirates. I was reading a post by Ron and Alexandra Seigel  this morning. I've been in the cleaning mode lately and I'm thinking I need to get some Tiffany boxes to put all my junk in and place them on my porch. I wonder what the biggest size box they have is. That should guarantee free junk removal.  LOL 

Jan 18, 2022 05:56 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker

That's funny Carol Williams ! Let us know if it works!

Jan 18, 2022 02:23 PM
Jim Paulson

Carol Williams if you laughed, my objective was reached. You might consider electronic and video game boxes since most porch pirates may not recognize Tiffany boxes. 

Jan 19, 2022 10:34 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Hello Jim Paulson - much like the burger establishment ... Crap-in-a-Box 💩

I prefer to flush mine down the toilet with the other toxic waste.


Jan 18, 2022 08:28 AM
Jim Paulson

Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist did you hear that during the e-coli days when that burger establishment changed their slogan to "We cook the crap out of our burgers!"

Jan 19, 2022 10:35 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate




Mr. Crappy Says

Flush the Covid Crap!





Jan 18, 2022 08:29 AM
Jim Paulson

Thank you.   Might need a bigger diameter sewer line to flush all the covid crap that is out there (on all sides).

Jan 19, 2022 10:38 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

LOL you are so funny Jim!  And as for the incubation period.....that's exactly what we said about the whole crazy thing.  Gotta laugh about stuff!

Jan 18, 2022 02:21 PM
Jim Paulson

Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker I would much rather have our health officials and government be honest and admit that is a variation on a pandemic and we don't really know, so let's be cautious until we do.

I did log onto the new website and ordered my free home test kits mainly to see how they are instructing people to use them and what they are supposed to do with the results.

Jan 19, 2022 10:49 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Jim, you did make me chuckle, and the comments you prompted were even more chuckles.   THANKS.

Jan 24, 2022 08:00 AM
Jim Paulson

Joan Cox I wonder if I should trademark that saying and sell it to Cologuard "All other tests are just crap!" 

Apr 04, 2022 07:56 PM