According to the CDC, you should get tested for COVID-19 if:
You have symptoms of COVID-19
You have had close contact (within 6 feet of an infected person for a total of 15 minutes or more) with someone with confirmed COVID-19
People who have been asked or referred to get tested, you should self-quarantine/isolate at home pending test results and follow the advice of your health care provider or a public health professional.
Not everyone needs to be tested. If you do get tested, you should self-quarantine/isolate at home pending test results and follow the advice of your health care provider or a public health professional.
Cape Girardeau Free Testing Opportunities
Red Show Barn
410 Kiwanis Drive
No pre-registration or appointment is needed. A government-issued ID is not required, but if available will speed up the onsite registration process. Community testing events are free COVID-19 testing options. Many camps, events and some forms of travel now require evidence of a negative test result prior to participation.
These will be PCR tests and individuals will be notified of their results no later than 72 hours from the end of the testing event.
Where can I get tested?
I've tested positive, now what?
Do not leave your home, except to get medical care. Do not visit public areas.
GET REST & STAY HYDRATED
Take over the counter medicines, such as acetaminophen, if directed, to help you feel better.
STAY IN TOUCH WITH YOUR DOCTOR
Make sure to notify your primary care doctor and/or health care team about your positive test results.
SEPARATE YOURSELF FROM OTHERS
As much as possible, stay in a specific room and away from other people and pets in your home.
When can I go out in public again?
After testing positive for COVID-19, Cape County residents are able to return to the public after 10 days. Check out this guide from the Cape Girardeau County Health Department for more guidance.
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