Get tested for COVID-19 if you are experiencing symptoms or may have been exposed by close contact with a positive COVID-19 case.
At home antigen tests can provide rapid results. For more accuracy, avoid using these tests too early. Current guidelines recommend testing between 3-5 days after exposure, unless you begin to show symptoms.
Viral or PCR tests are more accurate and can detect positive cases before individuals may be symptomatic. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized two viral tests that let you collect either a nasal swab or a saliva sample at home. However, you will still need to send your sample to a laboratory for analysis.
PCR tests are also available locally. Find a test site near you.
Tested positive for COVID-19? Read this guide from the Health Department on isolation and quarantine. In most cases, if you're vaccinated and have no other health issues, in most instances COVID-19 illnesses can be managed at home. Contact your personal health care provider with specific concerns.