The federal government has approved a new round of free COVID-19 tests for the public.
Customers will receive four rapid antigen COVID-19 tests. They will be sent by Ground Advantage to addresses in the contiguous United States. Customers in Alaska, Hawaii, U.S. territories or who have military addresses will receive the tests by Priority Mail.
The packages will begin shipping the week of Oct. 2.
Some of the tests may show expiration dates on the box that have passed; however, the Food and Drug Administration has extended those dates. A leaflet in each package will explain the extension, and the envelopes will have yellow stickers on the front alerting recipients to the leaflet inside.
USPS successfully shipped more than 750 million tests in previous rounds of COVID-19 test kit shipments.