Testing helps us to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and should be used alongside our best tools to stop this pandemic—getting vaccinated, getting boosted, and wearing a high filtration mask in indoor public settings. Every U.S. household can order up to 16 free COVID-19 tests through a federal program. To place an order, all you need is your name and residential address. No ID, credit card, or health insurance information is required. You may also share your email address to get updates on your order.
There are many viral/antigen testing opportunities in our community. Including at pharmacies and by obtaining at-home tests. Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order 2 sets of 4 free at-home tests. If you already ordered your first set, order a second today.
The following are Community Based Testing Sites that are open to anyone, and no appointment is needed:
A viral test checks specimens from your nose or your mouth to find out if you are currently infected with the virus that causes COVID-19.
Please note that CUPHD cannot provide official documentation (travel, work release, etc) for anyone who tests positive using a self-test. If you need a release letter from CUPHD to return to work or you are planning to travel outside of the United States in the next 3 months, you will need a laboratory or rapid point of care test.
An antibody test (also known as a serology test) can detect antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 in your blood. Antibodies are proteins that your immune system makes to help fight infection and protect you from getting sick in the future.
Antibody tests should not be used to diagnose a current infection, but they may indicate if you had a past infection.
If POSITIVE: follow Isolation guidelines
People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. Anyone can have mild to severe symptoms. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:
This list does not include all possible symptoms. CDC will continue to update this list as we learn more about COVID-19. Older adults and people who have severe underlying medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness.
Click here to visits CDC’s Coronavirus Self-Checker.
Look for emergency warning signs* for COVID-19. If someone is showing any of these signs, seek emergency medical care immediately:
*This list is not all possible symptoms. Please call your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you.
Call 911 or call ahead to your local emergency facility: Notify the operator that you are seeking care for someone who has or may have COVID-19.