Looking for at-home COVID-19 tests? Here are some places to get free ones! The federal government is giving out more free rapid tests. Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order an additional four at-home tests beginning November 20. If you did not order tests earlier this fall, you may place two orders for a total of eight tests. To order, go to covid.gov/tests.
You can also find free COVID-19 rapid tests in the lobby of the Cambridge Public Health Department at 119 Windsor Street and at all Cambridge Public Library branches.
Already have some at-home tests, but worried they might have expired? Check the FDA’s website to see if your COVID-19 tests’ expiration dates have been extended. The FDA information is updated regularly. An extended expiration date means that the manufacturer provided data showing that the test shelf life is longer than was known when the test was first authorized. This means the test kit still gives valid results. Learn more on the FDA’s website.
If you have been exposed to someone who tests positive for COVID, you should wear a mask around others and test five full days after exposure. Learn more about proper precautions on the CDC’s website.