Just in time for the onset of colder weather and a greater number of indoor activities, free at-home Covid tests can once again be ordered for delivery starting on Monday through the website covid.gov/tests. Two toll-free phone numbers have also been set up for ordering: 800-232-0233 for non-hearing-impaired individuals, and 888-720-7489, a TTY line, for the hearing-impaired.
Every household is eligible to receive four free rapid-test kits, each containing two tests, from the federal government.
Before ordering, the government advises people to first check whether the recent expiration-date extension applies to any previously distributed kits. The website to do so can be found at this link.
Many jurisdictions are no longer tracking Covid-19 cases, but government officials people to log test results, both positive and negative, online at the Make My Test Count website.