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U.S. government offering 8 free additional COVID-19 tests per household

Steve Nomax

In an announcement made Tuesday, the government will now be accepting a third round of orders for at-home COVID-19 tests.

With that reveal, U.S. households can now request shipments of an additional eight at-home COVID-19 tests, all of which are free. The announcement came about after the recent rise in COVID-19 cases in areas across the country.

In January, President Joe Biden made a commitment to providing 1 billion tests to the public free of charge. Of those billion tests, 500 million of them were made available through

Since this free at-home test program began earlier this year, the total number of free tests available to each U.S. household has increased to 16 thanks to this additional round.

Jared Gereau is pursuing a Journalism major with an emphasis in Social Media at Utah State University. He is planning on using his experience to pursue a career with USU Athletics sometime after he graduates. In his free time, Jared enjoys watching movies, playing games and creating content for his YouTube channel.