Who should get tested?
Any individual showing COVID-19 symptoms should be tested, even if they have been vaccinated.
The CDC also recommends the following people continue to test if they are not fully vaccinated:
- Those who are planning to travel or who have returned from travel
- Those with frequent interactions with the public
- Those who are working in health care and congregant settings
- Those who are notified of a close contact with a confirmed COVID-19 patient
If you are unsure if you should be tested, please contact your health care provider and follow their recommendation.
Get tested and notify your contacts if you’re positive.
As Marylanders start to return to doing the things we’ve missed since the pandemic began, we need to do as much as we can to continue to stop COVID-19 from spreading. While vaccines are the best path forward to ending the pandemic, testing and contact tracing are still important to protect the most vulnerable and unvaccinated among us.
If you have COVID symptoms, get tested. If you test positive, notify your contacts.
Testing at Home
If you would like to be tested for COVID-19 and can’t get tested at one of your local testing sites, you may consider using a self-test. Sometimes a self-test is also called a “home-test” or an “at-home test.” Self-tests are available either by prescription or over-the-counter in a pharmacy or retail store without a prescription.
You should communicate your results to your healthcare provider, and if the result is positive you should let your close contacts know they were exposed to COVID-19.