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Public Health Update regarding COVID-19 Testing


Public Health of Seattle & King County strongly urges anyone who has even mild COVID-19 symptoms to call their healthcare provider as soon as they start to feel sick to ask about COVID-19 testing.  Get tested for COVID-19 symptoms if you have any of these symptoms:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

It is important not to wait to be tested. If you have COVID-19, you are contagious. You should also call your health care provider and ask for a test if you live with or have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19. Even if you don't have symptoms, you may be contagious and should stay away from others. If you cannot access COVID-19 testing through your regular healthcare provider, King County has provided this list of low or no-cost testing sites, here.


Find more information on the King County Public Health website about COVID-19 Testing, including frequently asked questions.


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