Starting on Sept. 25, individuals can order up to four COVID-19 tests per U.S. household via Covidtests.gov.
If you lack internet access, you can request tests by calling 1-800-232-0233 (TTY 1-888-720-7489).
The U.S. government had sent out over 755 million free Covid-19 tests before suspending the program in May.
Since July, Covid hospitalizations have surged, with weekly admissions now over three times higher than two months ago.
The CDC advises testing for anyone experiencing Covid-19 symptoms like a sore throat, runny nose, loss of smell or taste, or fever.
People should also get tested at least five days after close contact with a Covid-19-infected individual, even if they are asymptomatic.
The Biden administration plans to provide more tests to uninsured individuals through numerous community outreach programs.
The administration also plans to ramp up the messaging on flu, RSV, and COVID-19 vaccines.
To locate programs offering extra government-provided free tests, you can search online at HRSA health centers, Test to Treat sites, or ICATT locations.