The most up-to-date information on COVID-19 is available at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website: https://www.cdc.gov/COVID19. In addition, please also contact your health care provider with any questions/concerns.
IF YOU ARE CURRENTLY SICK – You should not have antibody testing for COVID-19 at the testing tent site because:
1. The outdoors site is for testing only, not treatment of sick individuals
2. You may not yet have started to make antibodies
Symptomatic individuals (regardless of physician referral) needing urgent medical evaluation or who are recovering from COVID-19 may also have this test drawn as part of their evaluation in COVID-19-related clinics. Please call your Primary health provider if you would like more information and locations to go.
People who are sick should seek medical attention by calling their doctor. They may also ask our doctors to determine if they need to be seen in a clinic or emergency department, or qualify to have a test for active COVID-19 (i.e., a nasopharyngeal swab) at our outdoor testing site before returning home. People who are sick with COVID-19 or may have COVID-19 need to self-isolate themselves from others until recovered, according to the CDC guidelines. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/steps-when-sick.html
People who have been exposed to COVID-19 should quarantine for 14 days to avoid infecting others in this time period when they might be becoming sick themselves.