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Should You Get Tested for the Coronavirus?

Posted by Gerald Lombardo on Thursday, April 2nd, 2020 at 11:55am.

The CDC has released a self-checker for those questioning whether or not they should get tested for the Coronavirus. The best thing any of us can do at this point is self-quarantine and avoid as much physical interaction with others as we possibly can. With that in mind, the online CDC tool is meant to help you make decisions about seeking appropriate medical care.

Click here to try the CDC Coronavirus self-checker.

Coronavirus Symptoms

Among other things, the self-checker will ask you about some of the following symptoms:

These symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure (based on the incubation period of MERS-CoV viruses).

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

When to Get Help

If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately. Emergency warning signs include*:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion or inability to arouse
  • Bluish lips or face

*This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.

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