- Every US household will be able to order four free at-home Covid tests next week
- The program aims to prevent a winter surge in cases.
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The Biden administration will again offer free at-home Covid testing to all American households starting next week.
The program, which will cost $600 million, will aim to combat a winter surge in Covid cases, which are on the rise amid the Eris and BA.2.86 variants.
Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra said, “We will once again begin our program to provide Americans the opportunity to request testing.”
Starting September 25 and continuing through the end of the year, each American household can order four rapid tests at covidtests.gov.
To date, the Biden administration has shipped more than 755 million free Covid tests across the United States. The program was previously suspended in May after the administration declared the Covid public health emergency over to preserve its testing supply.
These tests are intended to be used for the rest of the year and will include instructions on how to check expiration dates, HHS said Wednesday. Many of the tests submitted before the program ended earlier this year have likely already expired, making them less accurate.
Starting September 25, each US household can request up to four free Covid tests at covidtests.gov