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COVID-19 Testing Information
Reta Doland
Monday, December 07, 2020

Who should get tested? 

  • You should get tested if you have symptoms of COVID-19 or if you were a close contact of someone with COVID-19.  Close contact means being within six feet of someone for 15 minutes or more over the course of a day, with or without a mask or face covering. 
  • If you are getting tested because you had close contact with someone who has COVID-19, it’s best if you wait three to four days after you were together before taking a test. The test may not work if you get tested too soon. You should stay home and away from others while you wait. 

Where to get tested 

  • If you have insurance, contact your health care provider or use the map on Oregon Health Authority’s testing webpage to find a clinic near you. Most insurance providers cover the costs of COVID-19 testing and associated care. 
  • If you need a free community testing event, you can find a list of upcoming events on the Do I Need a COVID-19? Test website. You’ll need to register and create a new user account that will ask for contact information. This will let you schedule an appointment for your selected event and get your test results. Because of the high demand for COVID-19 tests, an appointment and voucher are required for testing, one person per appointment. If there are no appointments available, please select another location and date. Only those with appointments are guaranteed a test.