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Use this CDC tool to find out if you should get tested.

Who should get tested? +

Who should NOT get tested?

  • Fully vaccinated people do not need to get tested unless they are displaying symptoms of COVID-19.
  • People who have tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 3 months do not need to get tested following an exposure UNLESS they develop new symptoms.
  • People who had an active COVID-19 infection within the past 3 months do not need to get tested following an exposure UNLESS they develop new symptoms.
  • Surveillance testing without a prolonged close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19
  • Fully vaccinated people travelers do not need to get tested unless required by their destination.
Who should get tested?
  • People who have symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Unprotected people who have had prolonged close contact (within 6 feet for a total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period) with someone with a confirmed case of COVID-19.
  • Unvaccinated 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 primary care provider.

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