Who Should Be Tested
Not everyone needs to be tested for COVID-19. Here is some information
that might help in making decisions about seeking care or testing.
• Most people have mild illness and are able to recover at home.
• There is no treatment specifically approved for this virus.
• Testing results may be helpful to inform decision-making about who
you come in contact with.
The CDC has guidance for who should be tested, but
decisions about testing are at the discretion of state and local health
departments and/or individual clinicians.
If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and
symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare
provider for medical advice. If you do not have a healthcare provider,
call Thibodaux Regional Health System at 985.435.4813.
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