Americans will once again be able to request free COVID tests from the U.S. government, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Beginning September 25, U.S. households will again be able to order four free tests through COVIDTests.gov. The Biden-Harris Administration re-opened the website on Monday and each household can get four free COVID tests sent to them via the United States Postal Service.
The tests are able to detect all currently circulating COVID-19 variants, including EG.5, the dominant variant in the U.S. right now. The tests are intended for use through the end of 2023, and will include specific instructions on how to verify expiration dates. The packages typically shipped within seven to 12 days.