COVID-19 testing is now widely available throughout the Commonwealth. If you need a COVID-19 test, please contact your healthcare provider, local health department, urgent treatment center, healthcare clinic, or pharmacy. Some options that might be available to you include:
CDC recommends that anyone with any signs or symptoms of COVID-19 get tested, regardless of vaccination status or prior infection. If you get tested because you have symptoms or were potentially exposed to the virus, you should stay away from others pending test results and follow the advice of your healthcare provider or a public health professional.
- People who have symptoms of COVID-19.
- Most people who have had close contact (within 6 feet for a total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period) with someone with confirmed COVID-19.
Fully vaccinated people with no COVID-19 symptoms do not need to be tested following an exposure to someone with COVID-19.
People who have tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 3 months and recovered do not need to get tested following an exposure as long as they do not develop new symptoms.
- People who have taken part in activities that put them at higher risk for COVID-19 because they cannot physically distance as needed to avoid exposure such as travel, attending large social or mass gatherings, or being in crowded or poorly-ventilated indoor settings.
- People who have been asked or referred to get tested by their healthcare provider or state, tribal, local health department, or territorial health department.