If you’re nostalgic for the days when You can order a package of 4 or 8 Covid tests for free from the governmentWe have a holiday surprise for you: Free COVID Testing Program, which was suspended in augustis back for a limited time—and with casual timing, given Seasonal illness rates rise despite COVID being ubiquitousno mention of fact He A bunch of at-home tests were recalled for inaccuracy,
,whyES, I realize this sounds like a heavy Christmas special, but it’s the vibe of our national preventive strategy these days.)
covidtests.gov Accepting orders now—I just placed mine this morning. Each household can get a package containing 4 different tests. Orders will start shipping from the first week of December. 19.
If you cannot use the Website or if you need additional assistance, you may call 1-800-232-0233 (TTY 1-888-720-7489) between 8 a.m. and midnight any day of the week. You can order a test by calling The phone line is available in English, Spanish and 150 other languages.
The website also reminds you that if you are ordering more tests because your old tests have expired, those expiration dates can be extendedand you can see your Here,
as it is written, COVID cases are rising once again, and the CDC recommends people should probably wear a mask again In places like New York City and Los Angeles, where transmission of COVID, flu and RSV typically occurs High. The White House has announced that the free trials are part of a winter preparedness plan, (Major “we’re doing what we can on a limited budget” vibes in the plan, such as sending a letter to governors suggesting they hold more pop-up vaccine clinics.)
no word on it yet There may be additional rounds of free trials, so take yours while you can. and then make sure you know How to properly store your tests To make sure they last as long as possible if you’re not using them right away.