Covid test kits are in demand
September 22, 2023
Minnesotans are pulling out the at-home Covid-19 tests, again.
The Minnesota Department of Health is seeing requests increase for its free self-test kits following a continued upward trend in Covid hospitalizations. Residents can order the tests online at https://sayyeshometest.org/.
MDH spokesperson Amy Barrett said last week that there had been an “explosion of orders” and interest continues to be elevated.
The state program allows households to order four free self-tests while supplies last. People may order a new set of testing kits each month.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has extended the expiration date on some tests. To determine if a test’s shelf life was lengthened, check http://www.fda.gov/medicaldevices/coronavirus-covid-19-and-medical-devices/home-otc-covid-19-diagnostic-tests to look up a test’s brand and lot number.
In addition to the state program, MDH encourages Minnesotans to receive tests from schools and health providers.