COVID-19 Testing Information
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Steps to Take After a Positive COVID-19 Test - Tammy Alexander explains what happens next on Cabarrus This Week.
Cabarrus Health Alliance Testing Information
• No ID (identification) needed for screening or testing.
• No appointment necessary.
• Screening will be completed on a drive-thru or walk-up basis. Testing will be available if necessary.
Updated Guidance on Who Should be Tested for COVID-19
There is updated guidance on who should be tested for COVID-19. The new guidance recommends that clinicians test any patient in whom COVID-19 is suspected and ensure the following populations have access to testing, regardless of symptoms:
• Anyone with symptoms suggestive of COVID-19
- Shortness of breath
- Repeated shaking with chills
- Muscle pain
- New loss of smell and/or taste
• Persons who live in or have regular contact with high-risk settings (e.g., long-term care facility, homeless shelter, correctional
facility, migrant farmworker camp)
• Persons who are at high risk of severe illness (e.g., people over 65 years of age, people of any age with underlying health
• Persons who come from historically marginalized populations
• Health care workers or first responders (e.g. EMS, law enforcement, fire department, military)
• Front-line and essential workers (grocery store clerks, gas station attendants, etc.) in settings where social distancing is difficult to
Cabarrus Health Alliance does not share anyone’s immigration status or report if an individual is undocumented.
Questions? Contact Cabarrus Health Alliance Health Information Line at 704-920-1213 or firstname.lastname@example.org.