At Home Covid Tests: Expiration extension, how to report, and where to get more for free
Did you know that covid tests have expiration dates? It’s true! Also, here’s something to know, for those of you with orange ihealth covid tests:
iHealth expiration date extension on some covid tests
“On Mar 29, 2022, the FDA granted a three-month shelf-life extension for the iHealth COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test, which extended the shelf-life of all iHealth tests with expiration dates on or before 2022-09-29 (YYYY-MM-DD) from 6 months to 9 months. For example, if the expiration date printed on your box says 2022-05-21 (YYYY-MM-DD), the updated expiration date is 2022-08-21 (YYYY-MM-DD). We will continue to apply to FDA for shelf-life extensions every three months based on our stability studies, and the new shelf-lives for our tests will apply to tests already produced as well as future production.” [ source ]
Recently tested positive? Please report it #ForScience
Live in WA State and have recently tested positive for COVID-19 with an at-home test? Please report it to the state (you only share your zip code and date you tested positive, not your name or other information.
Here’s how: “If you used an at-home test, report your positive result to Washington's COVID-19 hotline at 1–800–525–0127. This supports contact tracing efforts and prevents the disease from further spreading in our communities. The phone line is open Monday from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Tuesday to Sunday (and observed holidays) from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.” [ source ]
Please google where to report your positive at-home test if you live in other states.
If someone knows of other ways to report, esp online for the phone phobic among us, please let me know.
FREE Covid Tests Mailed to you
Visit sayyescovidhometest.org and enter your zip code to see if you are eligible for more free covid tests to be sent to you. This is for WA State residents. You can apply for one or two orders and you can currently request them once a month.