How do I get tested for COVID-19?
COVID-19 testing is now available at multiple clinical laboratories, if indicated and upon order by your healthcare provider. Walk-ins to our public health clinics will not be accommodated for testing.
These two articles were taken from the www. OChealthinfo.com.
I specifically wanted people to see, that there is clearly some uncertainty about who should be tested and who can be tested. As well as, who should and shouldn’t be wearing a face mask.
Some simple common sense thoughts:
- It’s been reported by multiple news outlets by healthcare professional’s that many people don’t and will not exhibit any symptoms of COVID-19. This to me means that everyone should wear a mask.
- If some people don’t show symptoms, doesn’t that mean that everyone should be tested? And if you have symptoms, you should probably isolate yourself and act as if you are infected…a test will only confirm whether or not you have it, it shouldn’t change your behavior for following quarantine guidelines.
- And finally, shouldn’t we be testing the elderly even if they don’t show symptoms?
Should I be wearing a facemask?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) does not recommend that people who are healthy wear a facemask in order to try to protect themselves from respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19. Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of disease to others. The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility)