Testing Information for COVID-19

Take an at-⁠home test:

  • If you begin having COVID-⁠19 symptoms like headache, fever, chills, sore throat, congestion, runny nose, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing or loss of taste or smell, or
  • At least 5 days after you come into close contact with someone with COVID-⁠19, or
  • When you’re going to gather with a group of people, especially those who are at risk of severe disease or may not be up to date on their COVID-⁠19 vaccines

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Testing sites may require pre-registration in order for a test to be taken. Check with the testing site before going to one of the testing locations.  

Viral Testing Information

Viral tests check samples from your respiratory system (such as swabs of the inside of the nose) to tell you if you currently have an infection with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Some tests are point-of-care (POC) tests, meaning results may be available at the testing site in less than an hour. Other tests must be sent to a laboratory to analyze, a process that takes 1-2 days once received by the lab.

For patients:  Talk to your healthcare provider.  Stay home and call your health care provider for advice if you are feeling sick.

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