US Restarts Free At-Home Covid Tests

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The US government has reinstated its free at-home Covid-19 testing program in an effort to control the virus's spread during the winter. 

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Recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows an increase in Covid-19 hospitalizations, prompting this decision. 

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The tests offered can detect a new strain of the virus that has emerged in several US states. 

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Individuals can request up to four free rapid antigen tests through the government's website. 

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The government initially launched the Covid testing program in January 2022 but temporarily discontinued it in 2023 to conserve supplies. 

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After the end of the public health emergency in May, many insurance companies ceased covering the cost of Covid tests, leading individuals to pay out of pocket. 

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There was an 8% increase in hospitalizations from September 3 to September 9, according to the CDC. 

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The test kits are valid for use until the end of 2023, and there will be instructions on verifying extended expiration dates due to FDA guidance. 

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The Biden administration recently allocated $600 million for 12 domestic Covid-19 test manufacturers, expecting a supply of about 200 million tests from these companies. 

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To obtain free at-home Covid-19 tests, visit COVIDtests.gov, fill in your contact information and shipping address, and expect free shipping starting from the week of October 2, 2023.  

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There is a limit of one order per residential address, and alternative ordering options are available via phone for those who cannot order online. 

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Free At-Home Covid Tests US Restarts

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