COVID-19 testing sites are open in Harris County! To start the testing process go to bit.ly/CV19PreScreening for the self-assessment tool.
Who should be tested for COVID-19?
- People with fever* above 100.4°F (38°C) and respiratory symptoms who:
- Have had close contact** with someone diagnosed with COVID-19
Have other health conditions (diabetes, lung disease, heart disease, pregnancy)
Are age 60 and older
- Are residents of nursing homes
- Part of an investigation of a cluster or an outbreak
- Are Healthcare workers/First responders
Who does not need to be tested for COVID-19?
- People without symptoms related to coronavirus disease
Anyone who is sick needs to stay home. To protect yourself, wash your hands frequently with soap and water, cover your cough/sneeze with a tissue or inside elbow and maintain a distance of about from 6 feet or more from others.
This is only an assessment tool and does not replace medical advice from a healthcare provider.
*Older than 65 and temperature above 99.6F
**Close contact is defined as:
a) being within approximately 6 feet (2 meters) of a COVID-19 case for a prolonged period of time; close contact can occur while caring for, living with, visiting, or sharing a healthcare waiting area or room with a COVID-19 case
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b) having direct contact with infectious secretions of a COVID-19 case (e.g., being coughed on)