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Where can I get tested for COVID-19?

If you are on assignment or about to start your assignment, check FIRST with the state guidelines or facility you are assigned to and identify if they offer testing. Testing locations and availability vary across the country. Decisions about testing are at the discretion of state and local health departments. If you have symptoms of COVID-19 and want to get tested, call your medical provider first. If you are currently on assignment, check with the facility you are assigned to and identify if they offer testing. If they do not offer testing, ask the facility for guidance on recommended nearby community testing locations. If you have exhausted those options, you can also coordinate testing through public health laboratories, or work with clinical or commercial laboratories.

Retrieved 04.13.2020
Reviewed 06.25.2020

CDC Priorities for Testing Patients with Suspected COVID-19 Infection PDF
CDC Symptoms of Coronavirus
CDC Testing for COVID-19
CDC Testing in the U.S.

What states are currently impacted by a travel advisory?

If you are on assignment or about to start your assignment, please follow guidance from your Recruiter about your assignment state and facility. There are states which have specific travel guidance, including Alaska, Connecticut, DC, Florida, Hawaii, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, and Ohio, which mandated temporary quarantine restrictions on June 25, 2020. Essential healthcare workers are exempt, but may be expected to seek diagnostic testing upon arrival in the state, will need to monitor for symptoms, practice social distancing and perform other safety measures as required. Please check the state or facility you are assigned to for specific guidelines.


Updated 07.30.2020
Alaska Travel Advisory
Connecticut Travel Advisory
DC Travel Advisory
Florida Travel Advisor
Hawaii Travel Advisory
Kentucky Travel Advisory
Maine Travel Advisory
Massachusetts Travel Advisory
New Jersey Travel Advisory
New York Travel Advisory
Ohio Travel Advisory

If the facility I will be assigned to or am already assigned does not offer testing, how can I find a COVID-19 testing near me?

Google has now made it easier to search for a COVID-19 testing center near you. Follow these steps:

  • Open the Google web browser
  • In the search bar, type in “COVID-19 TESTING [zip code]”
  • Scroll down and a list of testing centers in that area will appear

Important considerations before you visit a COVID-19 testing center:

  • Verify if testing is still available at that location
  • Check if an appointment is required
  • Check if a referral is required
  • Check if testing is limited or open to all patients

Retrieved 06.25.2020

Google Search: COVID-19 Testing

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