More free COVID-19 test kits available through USPS starting Nov. 20

Every household in the United States now is eligible to order more free rapid COVID-19 test kits from the federal government.

Beginning Nov. 20, households that previously ordered tests this fall (ordering began Sept. 25) may request four more rapid antigen test kits. Anyone who did not order tests this fall may place two orders, for a total of eight tests.

The orders, placed through the United States Postal Service, are free of charge, including shipping.

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To place an order for free COVID-19 test kits, visit

If you need help placing your order, call 1-800-232-0233 (TTY 1-888-720-7489).

Orders will begin to ship the week of Nov. 27.

The government also wants to remind users that test kits beyond their expiration date may have had their window extended by the Food and Drug Administration. Visit to see if your kit can still be used before throwing it away.

This article originally appeared on Asbury Park Press: More free rapid antigen COVID-19 test kits available through USPS