2 days ago

If you haven't received 8 free covid tests this fall, what are you waiting for?

If you got 4 earlier, there's another 4 waiting for you.

#Covid #covid19 #WastewaterSurveillance #Health #CovidTests #COVID19

Is there anywhere in #hamont that still stocks #covidtests ?

"The administration revived the dormant program in September, announcing then that households could order four free tests through a federal website, Beginning Monday, households may order an additional four tests — or eight tests if they had not ordered any in the previous round."

#covid #longcovid #covidtests #free #publichealth #holidays

Tech news from Canada
2 weeks ago
IT News
2 weeks ago

The infectious disease forecast for Thanksgiving is looking dicey - Enlarge / Travelers walk through Union Station as they travel ahead of ... - #infectiousdisease #thankgiving #covidtests #science #holiday #health #travel #covid #cdc #flu #rsv

Alameda Post
2 weeks ago

Free at-home COVID-19 test kits are again available by mail as of Monday, November 20. This is the second round of free COVID tests offered by the U.S. government this season.

#alameda #CovidTests

2 weeks ago

We were eligible for two orders. Get your free tests. It's something, even if the at home tests are not as reliable.

Spread the word!


2 weeks ago

If you're in the US, the feds are making more free Covid tests available, starting today (Nov 20). I've already ordered mine.

#Covid #CovidTests

Emily Johnson
3 weeks ago

MyDataHelps is a great app allowing medical providers and researchers to post projects and patients can search those projects to see what they’re eligible to join — some are compensated, some aren’t

I’ve posted this info before but it didn’t get far, maybe it’s buried in feeds so please RT

It takes maybe 10 minutes to set things up and 2-3 minutes a month for ImmunoCARE checkins

#LongCovid #CovidTests #pwME #MECFS #PASC #Research

2 months ago

I'm so grateful to work for the #library in #Tacoma where #CovidTests are #Free

Ordered free COVID tests last Monday, received them today.

Every US household can order 4 free COVID at-home tests at

#Covid #CovidTests

When being "positive" is not a good thing. Not sure there's a way to avoid this at the moment besides wearing a mask inside AND outside.

First time. I wasn't able to get the current booster due to stock issues but have had five shots till now.

#covidtests #WearAMask

Binax Now COVID-19 anti-gen test showing a positive result.
2 months ago

Wie sieht denn derzeit die Lage bei #CovidTests für zu Hause aus? Gibt's irgendwo eine Übersicht, welche gut sind? Ich weiß sowas gab es mal... #CovidIsNotOver

Caramelized Shallots
2 months ago

Just a reminder, you cannot test once with a RAT.

>> A new study shows that on Day #1 the rapid antigen COVID test are only 30 to 60% sensitive, on Day #3 they are 59 to 75% sensitive and on Day #4 they are 80 to 93% sensitive. If have symptoms and you test negative on Day #1, #2 or #3, it is very important to test again on Day #4 and/or Day #5 to make sure that you have not become positive. <<

#Covid #CovidTests

Rat Can't Read (she/her)
2 months ago

Posting again about my issues with #Lucira #covid19 tests. I have taken three tests today, only have one left, and two of them have just given me the "all lights flashing, inconclusive" result. I'm hoping test three gives an actual result, but is anyone else getting these issues with Lucira? Is there a way to avoid them? For context, the expiration date on these is October 22, 2023, so in theory they should be working, but it is getting expensive, time consuming and extremely frustrating to have to take multiple tests to try to get an accurate result.

I'm thinking it's time for me to suck it up and get the Metrix #covid tests, but they're so very, very expensive! But on the other hand, today I essentially just spent $60 on useless Lucira tests, so...

#pandemic #CovidIsNotOver #CovidCautious #CovidTests #WearAMask #MaskUp

Anyone in #Minneapolis want #COVIDtests (25 to a box!) or some high-quality, generally good-fitting masks (3M Aura 9210+ N95 double behind-the-head loop)?

I have some extra.

Kenny Smith
2 months ago

I took a few seconds and ordered a bunch of free test kits for a big swath of family. It's easy to do.

Go get yours today.

#Covid #CovidTests #CovidIsNotOver

Lorraine C.
2 months ago

Via @Barryhunt008 #toronto ##canada #montreal

In 2013, Dr Li re-analyzed & re-published the 10y old data on SARS 2003 at Amoy Gardens.

Still airborne.

Dr Yuogo Li mapped the 2003 Amoy Gardens SARS outbreak showing airborne spread.

He has been a world leader in indoor air quality for disease control for decades.

#CovidIsNotOver #CovidIsAirborne #CovidTests #Covid19
#usa #news #covid #covid19 #MaskUp #MedMastodon

2 months ago

Everyone in the US, order your free at-home #CovidTests at

Get tests with enhanced #accessibility for #blind and #LowVision folks at

#covid #covid19

2 months ago

Via @mattbc

Please go ask for your free #COVIDTests, as soon as possible (right now, please); we need to show the Biden administration that there's demand for the few pitiful efforts they've made to help the poorest among us.

Get your free tests by going first to this link:

Order Covid Tests From – Now Live
17 minutes ago is now accepting orders for four, free, COVID-19 rapid antigen tests from the federal government. This is a continuation of the program that the Biden-Harris Administration began in January of 2022.

All too often in this hellscape, it feels virtuous to leave seemingly scarce resources for those who have less capacity – less money, less time, less information – to acquire them. But I'm here to tell you: this is not one of those times.

One of the most consistent objections on covid that I hear from officials inside the Biden-Harris Administration is "but people don't want [$X], there's just no real demand for [$X]." One of the most consistent problems we have when interacting with industry, like test manufacturers? "But there's no consumer demand for [$X]."

That's why it is very important that we show the Biden-Harris Administration that there is demand for these tests. The best way we have, right now, to tell government and industry that we continue to want and need covid tests is to  place an order for four covid tests from – I strongly urge you to do so.
World Wide Mask Map
2 months ago

The US federal government has also opened a fresh round of distribution for more accessible tests for Blind and low vision folks.

If your household includes people with vision disabilities, you can use this link to order and get more info:

(A link to this page also has been added to our Linktree for easy remembering and locating.)

Per the page information:

• Limit of one order per residential address

• Your order will include 12 rapid antigen COVID-19 tests with enhanced accessibility for blind or low vision people. has more details about at-home tests, including extended shelf life and updated expiration dates)

• Supplies of tests with enhanced accessibility are limited. Only order these tests if you do not have other options for using the standard COVID-19 tests

• Tests require you to use a compatible, Bluetooth-enabled smartphone, as well as download and install an app from the App Store (for iOS) or Google Play (for Android)

• Orders will ship free starting the week of October 2, 2023

#CovidIsNotOver #CovidIsAirborne #CovidTests #Covid19 #Blind #Access #Accessibility

Screenshot from linked page. Text reads: 

Order Free At-Home COVID-19 Tests for Blind or Low Vision People

As of September 25, 2023, you can place another order for one set of #12 free at-home tests with enhanced accessibility for blind or low vision people, while supplies last.
2 months ago

ALSO if you are in some states like California, your insurance is REQUIRED to give you 8 FREE tests PER PERSON PER 30 days until further notice. [e.g. a family of 4 can get 16 boxes of 2 tests per month FREE]
As the winter gets closer, I recommend picking up your full free test order each month and having them on hand esp before thanksgiving, Christmas, etc...
Make testing part of gathering families together, if you get sick, if you're visiting someone older, etc.

#covid #covidtests #rapidtests

2 months ago

4 free covid tests now available from the US government again.

#covid #covidtests #rapidtests #freetests

2 months ago

Lots of people seem to be celebrating free #CovidTests

IMHO to first approximation worse than useless (without suitable messaging/education) — negative (rapid) test does *not* mean not contagious:

Would have been better to spend money on free good quality N95 masks and:
- Minimally introduce mandates in healthcare settings
- Provide education for mask benefits beyond just Covid
- Bonus: Provide free vaccine for all, no questions


2 months ago

You know, you just have to laugh.

Sure, order your free tests.

The free tests they are shipping are expired.

But the FDA has "extended the expiration dates"

Can't make this shit up.

#CovidTests #Covid #Covid19

Yellow box that says "Tests may show expired dates on the box, but the FDA has extended those dates."
2 months ago

Great resource at the #FDA linked off the page to order new, free #covid tests, is this one, which lets you identify your current boxes of tests, and see if the expiration dates have been extended. Found several of ours were expired, but others are now good well into 2024.


Free tests:

Expiration dates:

Amy 🌸
2 months ago

Order free COVID-19 tests (USA) here:

Shipping begins in early October.

#COVID #COVID19 #CovidTests #COVIDIsNotOver

World Wide Mask Map
2 months ago


(Link below and on our Linktree in bio.)

Please order your tests, whether you "have enough" or can afford to purchase them yourself.

Demanding the tests already set aside for you by the federal government proves we still care about the ongoing pandemic.

Show them we know C19 remains a threat. We demand more support.

If you can afford your own tests, please redistribute your allotment to larger families/households. 4 TESTS PER ADDRESS IS NOT ENOUGH. You can also give them to free pantries or directly to your unhoused neighbors.

Please also remember to help your neighbors and loved ones, especially elders, who may not have internet access or who otherwise lack the ability to place their own orders.

No one should miss out on their tests for lack of accessibility.

Get your free rapid tests here:

And remember to check ALL rapid tests you acquire against the FDA extended shelf life list! (Also on our Linktree for easy locating.)

Don't risk throwing away unexpired rapid test kits!

#CovidIsNotOver #CovidIsAirborne #CovidTests #Covid19 #MaskUp

Screenshot from linked site. Text under the USPS logo reads: Thank you, your order # [redacted with flower stickers] has been placed. Orders will ship free starting the week of October 2, 2023. Red text has been photoshopped above this and reads: Ordering is Now Open for Your Free COVID Rapid Tests!!!
Science Blue :trek_tos_spock:
2 months ago

Americanos, you can get free Covid tests again at the link below:
#Covid #Covid19 #CovidTests - Free at-home COVID-19 tests

Kathy E. Gill 🇺🇦
2 months ago

Free #CovidTests are available again in the United States.

Every U.S. household can get four free COVID-⁠19 rapid tests delivered directly to their home.

Limit of one order per residential address.

Orders open Monday 25 September; shipping begins the following week.

Remember to check expiration date extension on any boxes you might still have.

The Biden administration announced Wednesday that it is providing $600 million in funding to produce new at-home COVID-19 tests and is restarting a website allowing Americans to again order up to four free tests per household — aiming to prevent possible shortages during a rise in coronavirus cases that has typically come during colder months.


Free COVID-19 tests will soon be available to order by mail, with up to 4 free tests per household provided.

The website——launches 9/25.

ALSO, you can get up to 6 free tests through TestToTreat:

Take advantage of these! Not only is it better to have tests around if you need them (rather than scrambling when you're symptomatic), orders tell officials that free COVID testing is necessary and important.


World Wide Mask Map
2 months ago

USian followers: Mark your calendars for Sept 25, and make sure to get your tests!

Sign Up (also on our Linktree):

We know 4 tests per household is a shamefully low allotment, but everyone should still get theirs. It proves we still care that covid remains a concern and a threat and that we demand more and better official support and protection to survive it.

Even if you can afford to purchase tests yourself, you can share them to larger families and households, as well as give them to free pantries or directly to your unhoused neighbors.

And remember to check ALL rapid tests you acquire against the FDA extended shelf life list! Don't risk throwing away unexpired kits!

And remember to check ALL rapid tests you acquire against the FDA extended shelf life list! (Also on our Linktree for easy locating.)

Don't risk throwing away unexpired kits!

Check yours here:

#CovidIsAirborne #CovidIsNotOver
#CovidCautious #CovidConscious
#MutualAid #HarmReduction
#WeKeepUsSafe #BringBackMasks
#MappingMasking #CovidTests

Screenshot from linked site. Text reads: COVID-19 Tests. Beginning September 25, every U.S. household can again place an order to receive four more free COVID-19 rapid tests delivered directly to their home. Before You Throw Out "Expired" Tests: Check to see if your COVID-19 tests' expiration dates have been extended. [Link]
2 months ago

PSA: Starting next Monday 9/25, U.S. residents can order free #COVIDTests again from; please do so even if you don't think you need to.

Per @mattbc:
"This is important: please order covid rapid tests from, we must show continued, high demand for covid tests.

This is not a situation in which "oh, I don't really need free tests, I can afford to buy them" helps anyone at all."

PLEASE spread the word


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Beginning September 25, every U.S. household can again place an order to receive four more free COVID-19 rapid tests delivered directly to their home. Before You Throw Out "Expired" Tests: Check to see if your COVID-19 tests' expiration dates have been extended.
COVID-19 Tests
2 months ago
Peter Butler
2 months ago

The USPS will start shipping free COVID-19 tests again. You can start placing orders next Monday, September 25

#Covid #Covid19 #CovidTests

Rat Can't Read (she/her)
2 months ago

Is anyone else who's #CovidCautious noticing the quality of #Lucira #covid19 tests seems to be...lacking? I assume their results still very accurate, but anytime I take one, it almost always gives the "inconclusive" result, so I have to take another one, and I end up having to wait over an hour to figure out if it's safe for me to see high risk friends or not while also more quickly using up my dwindling supply.

I'm also noticing that many boxes seem to have pieces missing, usually the nasal swabs, so I end up using a swab from some rapid antigen tests that are about to expire, and I'm not sure if that impacts the quality of the result or not.

Is this happening because the only Lucira tests left are close to their expiration dates? Is it because they're likely from when Lucira was going bankrupt? Has anyone else noticed this? And does anyone know if Pfizer has any plans to make these tests available again in the future?

#covid #pandemic #CovidIsNotOver #CovidTests

Amy 🌸
3 months ago

COVID test recall issued by #Philadelphia Department of Public Health. They are a particular lot of Flowflex tests.

"If the lot number [on the box] reads 'COV2110012,' officials say to throw the tests away and pick up replacements."

#COVID #COVID #CovidTests

Happy Holliedays
4 months ago

Anyone have a favorite online source of covid tests that isn't the Big Bezos Bonanza?

#covid #CovidTests

6 months ago

Well... We did it. We pulled the trigger on a Cue Health Covid tester and a pack of tests. Clinics in our insurance are only testing symptomatic cases. Free testing other places has gone away, and the NAAT testing at the local pharmacies is booked solid and more expensive, honestly. It is not going to be the cheapest thing in the world, but there is some peace of mind knowing that if we're exposed, we can get PCR quality testing at home with a 20 minute return time. And in the case of our local pharmacy at the Safeway, they're already wanting to sell proctored Cue tests anyways for more than we'll be paying for them. So why not go to the source. The thing that makes me grumpy is that if we as a nation really cared, the price of this stuff would be peanuts and it would be accessible to everybody. But nobody fucking gives a damn. Covid's over, dontchaknow. Assholes.

#Covid #CovidIsNotOver #CovidTests

David August
7 months ago

#COVID tests are still free with insurance, but only until May 11th. Don't miss out on this opportunity to protect yourself and those around you. #CovidIsNotOver #COVIDTests

David August
7 months ago

The clock is ticking! Don't wait until it's too late to get your COVID tests. Act now while it's still covered by insurance. #COVID #AvoidCOVID #COVIDTests

David August
7 months ago

Americans: Don't wait until it's too late! Stock up on your at-home #COVID tests before May 11th when insurance coverage for the tests ends.
#COVIDTests #CovidIsNotOver

David August
7 months ago

Don't wait until it's too late! Get your #COVID test before May 11th to ensure coverage by your insurance (in the US).
#CovidIsNotOver #COVIDTests

Guan Yang
10 months ago
The end of the National Emergency and Public Health Emergency should not affect the emergency authorizations for Covid tests, including home tests. But the 8 monthly tests paid by insurance will end, and more generally things will cost more money. The authority for the EUA is under a separate emergency declaration under section 564 of the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act that’s not ending. So we won’t need contraband tests, yet.

#covid #covid19 #covidtest #covidtests #covidtesting #fdca564

USA folx: you can once again order free at-home covid antigen tests from the federal government!

WA state residents: you can get more covid tests every month from the state's department of health!

Kaiser Permanente members: KP will reimburse you for up to 8 covid tests bought every month!

#covid #COVID19 #CovidSafe #tests #CovidTests #TheMoreYouKnow #StayHealthy #MaskUp #SerialTestingFTW

Amy 🌸
1 year ago

The free COVID-19 test kit program re-opened this week for U.S. households and includes #accessible tests for #blind people or those who have low vision, on request.

Order accessible tests (supplies are limited): 1-888-677-1199 or on the dedicated web page:

Order standard tests at 1-888-677-1199 or

Each household is limited to one order and may not order both types of test kit.

#covid19 #CovidTests

Chris Merle
1 year ago

#PSA American residents can order free at home COVID tests again. They start shipping December 19, 2022.


Amy 🌸
1 year ago

Free at-home COVID-19 tests are back for U.S. households. You can order now, and they begin to ship starting the week of December 19, 2022.

You can also get an at-home PCR test delivered to you along with a return express FedEx pack from LabCorp. If you have health insurance, it should be covered.

#covid #covid19 #CovidTests #health

Ethan Marcotte
1 year ago

Hey US friends, is back! Just ordered four free tests for our little haus.

#covid #covidTests