WHO SHOULD GET TESTED FOR COVID-19?

WHO SHOULD GET TESTED FOR COVID-19?

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The following people should get tested for COVID-19:

People traveling internationally or domestically to a country or state that requires proof of a negative COVID test result prior to arrival. Most require the test take place 1-3 days before travel.

For unvaccinated or partially-vaccinated people:

The CDC advises you get tested 1-3 days prior to traveling domestically or internationally. After returning from a trip, you should self-quarantine for 10 days or get tested 3-5 days after returning. 

For fully-vaccinated people:

A majority of international flights require a negative PCR or antigen test prior to entering the country. 

*It should be noted that some U.S. states and territories require a negative test prior to traveling.

The following people should get tested for COVID-19:

People traveling internationally or domestically to a country or state that requires proof of a negative COVID test result prior to arrival. Most require the test take place 1-3 days before travel.

For unvaccinated or partially-vaccinated people:

The CDC advises you get tested 1-3 days prior to traveling domestically or internationally. After returning from a trip, you should self-quarantine for 10 days or get tested 3-5 days after returning. 

For fully-vaccinated people:

A majority of international flights require a negative PCR or antigen test prior to entering the country. 

*It should be noted that some U.S. states and territories require a negative test prior to traveling.

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Workplace settings for which routine screening testing of workers should be considered include:

  • Workplaces at increased risk of introduction of SARS-CoV-2 (e.g., workplaces where workers are in close contact with the public, such as restaurants or salons, or workplaces in communities with moderate to high transmission)
  • Workplaces where there is a higher risk of SARS-CoV-2 transmission &  (e.g., workplaces where physical distancing is difficult and workers might be in close contact, such as manufacturing or food processing plants, or workplaces that provide congregate housing for employees such as fishing vessels, offshore oil platforms, farmworker housing or wildland firefighter camps)
  • Workplaces where SARS-CoV-2 infection among employees will lead to greater negative impact, such as 
    • Workplaces in remote settings where medical evaluation or treatment may be delayed
    • Workplaces where continuity of operations is a high priority (e.g., critical infrastructure sectors)
    • Workplaces with a high proportion of employees at increased risk for severe illness

CDC recommendations on who should get a test:

If you have symptoms of COVID-19:

You should be evaluated by a healthcare provider and tested for COVID-19 if indicated.

People without symptoms of COVID-19 such as:

People not fully vaccinated with COVID-19 vaccine who have had close contact with someone with confirmed COVID-19 (including a person who does not have symptoms within 10 days of their positive test result).

People not fully vaccinated with COVID-19 vaccine who have taken part in activities that put them at higher risk for COVID-19, such as attending large social or mass gatherings, or being in crowded indoor settings.

People not fully vaccinated with COVID-19 vaccine who are prioritized for expanded community screening for COVID-19.

People not fully vaccinated with COVID-19 vaccine who have been asked or referred to get testing by their school, workplace, healthcare provider, statetriballocal or territorial health department.

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