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ificandream

(9,580 posts)
Mon Nov 20, 2023, 12:59 PM Nov 2023

4 more free COVID tests will be available to each household ahead of the holidays

Source: ABC News

Ahead of the approaching holidays and a potential rise in cases this winter, the government is once again allowing households to order a fresh wave of four COVID-19 tests for free online.

The website, covidtests.gov, remains one of the last remaining ways Americans can secure free at-home rapid test after the end of the public health emergency last spring ended the requirement for insurance companies to cover eight tests per month.

Over the past three years, the return of winter has also brought a resurgence of COVID-19. According to modeling data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, health officials are anticipating a similar number of hospitalizations this year as they saw last year, which topped nearly 45,000 per week at its peak.

The test ordering site relaunched last month, offering four tests per household, and will now offer an additional four tests per household for anyone who has already ordered -- or eight tests per household for anyone who hasn't placed an order yet this fall.

Read more: https://abcnews.go.com/Health/4-free-covid-tests-household-ahead-holidays/story?id=104989775



Link to request Covid tests: https://www.covid.gov/tests
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4 more free COVID tests will be available to each household ahead of the holidays (Original Post) ificandream Nov 2023 OP
Thanks. I just ordered some. greatauntoftriplets Nov 2023 #1
Appreciate it! catrose Nov 2023 #2
Just ordered BumRushDaShow Nov 2023 #3
thanks Kali Nov 2023 #4
Ordered them, the ones I got earlier have a new expiration date for January, hopefully these ones have them longer MistakenLamb Nov 2023 #5
Thanks! Passed info to my Facebook friends! truthisfreedom Nov 2023 #6
Good to know - spread it around! Novara Nov 2023 #7
Thank you! Dem2theMax Nov 2023 #8
Good, I just told my family to get their BigmanPigman Nov 2023 #9
Thank you. I just ordered more meow2u3 Nov 2023 #10
Thank you...just ordered another 4. KewlKat Nov 2023 #11

Kali

(55,094 posts)
4. thanks
Mon Nov 20, 2023, 03:10 PM
Nov 2023

just got my last set, and now ordered these. going through my stash this month. our house finally got hit. no clue how we picked it up, never go anywhere

MistakenLamb

(554 posts)
5. Ordered them, the ones I got earlier have a new expiration date for January, hopefully these ones have them longer
Mon Nov 20, 2023, 03:26 PM
Nov 2023

meow2u3

(24,829 posts)
10. Thank you. I just ordered more
Mon Nov 20, 2023, 10:17 PM
Nov 2023

I need those COVID tests while I'm recovering from a right total knee replacement. The last thing I need is rona.

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