Who should be tested for COVID-19?

According to the CDC, someone should be tested for COVID-19 if they have COVID-19 symptoms or if they were in contact with someone else who was positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus. 

Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:
  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

You should also take the COVID-19 test if you are planning to travel to a country that requires a negative status to enter or if you live, work, or go to school in a congregate setting. 

For the most up-to-date information regarding who should be tested for COVID-19, please visit the CDC website here.

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