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Covid Tests Available for Home Delivery

Mon, 09/25/2023 - 10:26
Before ordering new Covidvtests, the government advises people to first check whether the expiration date on older ones has been extended.
Carissa Katz

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.

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