You can now get another 8 free at-home COVID-19 tests: how to order them

Experts say the announcement of these free tests is well-timed with a present increase in cases, too. “When case counts increase and people’s perceived risk increases, we tend to see greater use of COVID-19 home tests,” said David Souleles, MPH, the director of the COVID-19 Response and MPH Program at the University of California, Irvine. “If you think back to the Omicron surge in January, home test kits were in high demand and supply was very low. As we move through this pandemic, we need to normalize the use of these tests in our communities as a key tool to help prevent further transmission of COVID-19,” Souleles told Healthline.