COVID 19 tests are once again attracting attention as the country faces a surge in coronavirus cases. With cases increasing exponentially in all corners of the United States, not only are more people being screened, but more people are trying out covid testing or asking whether they can get tested due to potential exposure.
Effective testing is critical in slowing the virus’s spread by identifying those infected and allowing treatment or isolation. Testing is also essential to understand how the virus spreads and how widespread it is in a certain population.
However, much as it was at the onset of the pandemic, testing efforts have been plagued by a lack of testing materials. It has caused the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to provide recommendations to local and state health departments regarding individuals who should be tested for coronavirus.
Who Should Get Tested For Covid?
- People who