Testing for COVID-19.
There is no treatment or cure for COVID-19. For most people, the illness is generally mild and can be safely managed at home. Testing is only indicated for individuals who are at risk of serious illness, like people over 60 or with underlying medical conditions. It’s important that we follow these testing guidelines to protect healthcare workers and avoid spreading the virus in our communities. Everyone, regardless of whether they have symptoms, should practice social distancing and good hand hygiene.
How to determine if you need testing
Question 1: Are you having symptoms like fever, cough, or difficulty breathing?
Question 2: Are your symptoms severe?
Question 3: Are you over 60? And/or do you have an underlying medical condition like diabetes, cancer or heart disease?
IF NO: Testing is not needed. Stay home for 7 days from symptom onset and 72 hours after fever is gone and symptoms improve (whichever is longer) to avoid getting anyone else sick.
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