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Should you be tested for COVID?

It might be that you feel great, but worry you’re a carrier. Maybe your neighbor tested positive. Or you’re running a fever.

There are a lot of reasons people consider getting a COVID-19 test.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has created a simple online quiz to guide your choice.

As of August 24th, 2020, CDC considerations for who should get tested include:

  • People who have symptoms of COVID-19
  • People who have had close contact (within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes) with someone with confirmed COVID-19
  • People who have been asked or referred to get testing by their healthcare provider, local or state health department.

As with many things during this pandemic, new information leads to change in guidance, so click here for the latest considerations from the CDC.

Truman Medical Centers continues to provide tests to symptomatic community members. Please call 816-404-CARE (2273) if you have symptoms and believe you need a test.

If you are asymptomatic, please check the Jackson County Health Department’s event calendar for upcoming testing clinics.