COVID-19 Testing Information

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COVID-19 Testing Resources

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North Carolina Online Tools for Testing

Having more than tripled the amount of testing completed just a month ago, North Carolina continues to ramp up testing. The new online tools are intended to help people know if they may need a test, how to get a test and how to monitor their own symptoms if advised to do so by a contact tracer. These tools include:

  • Check My Symptoms (, a public website that allows people to enter their symptoms to determine if they should consider getting tested for COVID-19. If a test is recommended, they will receive a link to a list of nearby testing sites via email or text.
  • Find My Testing Place (, a public website that allows people to enter their county or ZIP code and access a list of nearby testing site locations online.
  • COVID-19 Community Team Outreach (CCTO) Tool, a password-protected online software that helps people track their own symptoms if they have been advised to do so by the COVID-19 Community Team. The tool is also a platform that helps streamline and integrate contact tracing work across the state.

Steps to Take After a Positive COVID-19 Test - Tammy Alexander explains what happens next on Cabarrus This Week.

Cabarrus Health Alliance Testing Information

Cabarrus Health Alliance (CHA), Cabarrus County’s public health authority, is now offering on-site drive-through COVID-19 testing. CHA began testing at the Kannapolis location last week. 

Testing is available at Cabarrus Health Alliance by appointment only. Call 704-920-1213 and leave a message.  A nurse will return your call.

The process for COVID-19 testing at CHA is simple. 

  • If an individual believes they need to be tested, they would call the CHA Health Info line at 704-920-1213. 
  • Call center nurses will conduct a screening to determine if they meet the criteria for testing based on symptoms, risk, and exposure. 
  • If they are eligible, the nurses will schedule an appointment and provide detailed instructions on where to enter the parking lot for drive-through testing.

If eligible for testing, insurance information will be requested, but not required. Regardless of insurance coverage, there will be no out of pocket expense for COVID-19 testing at CHA. Individuals will be notified by CHA clinical staff when their test results come back.

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

           -  Cough
           -  Shortness of breath
           -  Fever
           -  Chills
           -  Repeated shaking with chills
           -  Muscle pain
           -  Headache
           -  New loss of smell and/or taste

•  Close contacts of known positive cases, regardless of symptoms
•  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