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Households Can Order More Free COVID-19 Tests

Starting November 20, the federal government is again offering free at-home COVID-19 tests mailed directly to your home. Households that ordered this fall can now order four more tests, and those that have not ordered this fall can submit two orders for a total of eight tests.

Order free COVID tests

How to Get Tested in Vermont

At-home antigen tests (also called rapid tests or self-tests) meet many testing needs and may be available at pharmacies and retail stores in Vermont.

  • Buy online or in pharmacies and retail stores: Now that the Public Health Emergency declaration for COVID-19 has ended, health insurance plans may no longer cover the costs of these tests. Please contact your health insurance company directly to learn more.  

  • Search online for locations that offer no-cost COVID-19 testing: Find a location convenient for you, then visit the provider’s website to make an appointment. Use the CDC No-Cost Testing Locator tool

  • Contact your health care provider: Medical practices may offer other COVID-19 testing options.

Test Kit Expiration Dates

Many test expiration dates have been extended. Check information below for new dates by brand:
FDA information on tests
Check Intrivo on/go tests
Check iHealth tests
Check FlowFlex tests

When to Get Tested

  • If you have symptoms of COVID-19 ─ even if the symptoms are mild, and even if you previously had COVID-19. Test as soon as possible.
  • If you are a close contact of someone who tested positive for COVID-19. Learn more about when close contacts should get tested.
  • If you are using at-home antigen tests, please follow the FDA recommendations on testing with antigen tests. This includes testing more than once, each 48 hours apart.

If you test positive and you are age 65 or older or have a medical condition that may put you at risk, reach out to your health care provider to ask about treatment — as soon as you get a positive test result. Learn more about treatment

Find tips and learn more from the CDC about self-testing 

Learn About Test Types

At-home antigen test: 

  • Recommended if you have symptoms of COVID-19 or think you may have recently been exposed to someone infected with COVID-19.
  • Recommended if you have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 90 days.
  • If you are symptomatic and test negative, multiple tests should be taken at least 48 hours apart. See Reduce Your Risk of False Negative Results (FDA)
  • Approved for ages 2 and older.

At-home molecular test (also called at-home LAMP or NAAT test):

  • Recommended if you have symptoms of COVID-19 or think you may have recently been exposed to someone infected with COVID-19.
  • Not recommended if you have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 90 days. Past recent infections could result in a false-positive.
  • Approved for ages 2 and older.

PCR test: 

  • As recommended by your provider after clinical evaluation.
  • Approved for all ages.
Test instructions and translations

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Self- test?

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Lucira LAMP

Yes

Video on How to Use: ASL/English | العربية /Arabic | မြန်မာစာ/Burmese | دری / Dari | Français/French | Kirundi | Maay Maay | नेपाली/Nepali | پښتو/Pashto | Soomaali | Español /Spanish | Swahili | Tiếng Việt/Vietnamese| Mandarin Chinese

Directions:  English |العربية /Arabic | မြန်မာစာ/Burmese | دری / Dari | Français/French | Kirundi | नेपाली/Nepali | پښتو/Pashto | Soomaali | Español /Spanish | Swahili | Tiếng Việt/Vietnamese

The LAMP test comes with 2 AA batteries. Please repurpose (for example in a smoke detector) or recycle these batteries.

BINX

Yes

 

BinaxNOW

Yes

Video on How to Use: ASL/English | العربية /Arabic | မြန်မာစာ/Burmese | دری / Dari | Français/French | Kirundi | Maay Maay | नेपाली/Nepali | پښتو/Pashto | Soomaali | Español /Spanish | Swahili | Tiếng Việt/Vietnamese| Mandarin Chinese

Directions: English | العربية /Arabic | မြန်မာစာ/Burmese | Chinese - Simplified 中文 | Chinese - Traditional | دری / Dari | Français/French | Kirundi | नेपाली/Nepali | پښتو/Pashto | Soomaali | Español /Spanish | Swahili | Tiếng Việt/Vietnamese

Intrivo on/go

Yes

Video on How to Use: English العربية /Arabic | မြန်မာစာ/Burmese | دری / Dari | Français/French | Kirundi Maay Maay | नेपाली/Nepali | پښتو/Pashto | Soomaali Español /Spanish | Swahili | Tiếng Việt/Vietnamese| Mandarin Chinese

Directions: English | العربية /Arabic | မြန်မာစာ/Burmese | Chinese - Simplified 中文 | Chinese - Traditional | دری / Dari | Français/French | Kirundi | नेपाली/Nepali | پښتو/Pashto | Soomaali | Español /Spanish | Swahili | Tiếng Việt/Vietnamese

Find out about expiration date extension for this product.

Quidel QuickVue At-home

Yes

Video on How to Use: ASL | English | العربية /Arabic | မြန်မာစာ/Burmese | دری / Dari | Français/French | Kirundi| Maay Maay | नेपाली/Nepali | پښتو/Pashto | Soomaali | Español /Spanish | Swahili | Tiếng Việt/Vietnamese| Mandarin Chinese

Quick reference instructions: English | العربية /Arabic | မြန်မာစာ/Burmese | دری / Dari | Français/French | Kirundi| नेपाली/Nepali | پښتو/Pashto | Soomaali | Español /Spanish | Swahili | Tiếng Việt/Vietnamese

iHealth

Yes

Video on How to Use: ASL | English | العربية /Arabic | မြန်မာစာ/Burmese | دری / Dari | Français/French | Kirundi | Maay Maay | नेपाली/Nepali | پښتو/Pashto | Soomaali | Español /Spanish | Swahili | Tiếng Việt/Vietnamese| Mandarin Chinese

Find out about expiration date extension for this product.

FlowFlex

Yes

Video on How to Use: English | العربية /Arabic | မြန်မာစာ/Burmese | دری / Dari | Français/French | Kirundi | Maay Maay | Mandarin Chineseनेपाली/Nepali | پښتو/Pashto | Soomaali | Español /Spanish | Swahili | Tiếng Việt/Vietnamese | American Sign Language| Mandarin Chinese

Find out about expiration date extension for this product.

Report Your Results

If there is no option to automatically report your self-test result, please report results (positive or negative) to the Health Department using our online form. Your response is confidential, and reporting your test result helps the Health Department understand how many Vermonters are being tested for COVID-19 and how the virus is spreading in our communities.

Report your COVID-19 test results

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