Who should get tested?*
The State recommends you should get tested if;1.  You develop any symptoms (symptoms list) of COVID-19, even if they are mild.
2.  You are a close contact (definition) of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.
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*On July 3, the State provided updated guidance on COVID-19 testing to health care providers, laboratories and boards of health.  These updates included;
--Expanding testing of asymptomatic individuals at the discretion of their healthcare provider.
--Recommending testing of children with multisystem inflammatory syndrome.
--Testing of individuals upon admission to a healthcare facility

For more info on these changes and about testing in general, click here.

It is important that individuals seeking testing under these July 3 updates, contact their insurer to confirm coverage. 




Feeling ill?  Check your symptoms online here.
Already have a referral for a test?  Find out the closest testing site near you by checking out the COVID-19 Test Site Locator.
*Please remember, most Sites will require appointments and/or referrals.  It is recommended that Residents call prior to traveling to the Site. 
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Concerned about a possible recent exposure?  You are encouraged to call your Health Care Provider to discuss these concerns and to see if testing should occur.
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You got tested!  What happens now!!!
We urge you to click below - they are State-developed infographics to help better explain NEXT STEPS after being tested.
*WHAT TO DO WHILE YOU WAIT FOR YOUR RESULTS*
*WHAT TO DO IF YOUR RESULTS ARE NEGATIVE*
WHAT TO DO IF YOUR RESULTS ARE POSITIVE*

State infographic
(10 Tips for @ Home Quarantine or Self Monitoring)

Did you know there are different types of COVID-19 tests?
Visit mass.gov/gettested to learn more!
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Contact Tracing
If you test positive, the Contact Tracing Team will be calling you.  They're here to help!
By answering the COVID-19 Contact Tracing Team's call, you can provide crucial "Close Contact" information that can help stop the spread.  You can expect full confidentiality.




THE CALLER ID WILL READ:
MA COVID TEAM
POSSIBLE NUMBERS INCLUDE:
833-638-1685
857-305-2728
508-431-7181


Haven't gotten tested, but still getting a call???
You may have been in close contact with someone that has recently been notified that they are a confirmed positive.
Answer the call so you know what to do to keep you and those around you SAFE!

To understand a little more about CONTACT TRACING, and to see a great pictorial explanation of the process, click here.

FUN FACT!  Did you know!?  Massachusetts was the first State to initiate contact tracing!  And they will continue to strengthen this process as the pandemic continues.