Protocol for COVID-19 Testing

 

There has been conflicting information shared about testing for COVID-19.

First priority is to make sure a person call their primary care physician or the medical facility they choose to use.  Let them know your symptoms and find out what protocol they are using for medical facility entrance.  We discourage persons from sitting in waiting rooms exposing others to ANY illnesses.  You will be tested for flu, strep and other illnesses before going directly to COVID-19 testing.  This will alleviate random panic testing and overuse of resources. This is allergy season and we still have people testing positive for various flu strains.

If you have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, but do not have symptoms, you should self-quarantine for 14 days and take your temperature twice a day.  Always err on the side of caution.