Second Round of Free At-Home COVID-19 Tests

Beginning Monday, November 20, the federal government began providing a second round of four (4) at-home COVID-19 test kits per household for free. A first round of free kits was made available in September.

Households that have not previously ordered tests this fall can place two orders for a total of eight tests.

To place an order, visit

FDA Extends Expiration Dates for Many COVID-19 Home Tests

The FDA has extended the shelf life on many at-home COVID-19 tests, including free tests shipped to homes by the U.S. government. Consumers can check the FDA website here to see if expiration dates printed on their home tests have been extended.

To receive an extended expiration date, the manufacturer must provide stability data to the FDA that demonstrates the test's shelf-life is longer than was known when the test was first authorized.