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. 


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


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


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


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


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. 


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


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. 


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. 


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


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


Free At-Home Covid Tests US Restarts

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