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It’s important to note that testing for COVID-19 is being routed through Health Departments

Here is a process to follow if you need to get tested.


The Kentucky Department of Health

If you have developed a fever or respiratory symptoms and believe you have had exposure to a known case or traveled to an area with community spread, you should:

  • Isolate yourself from others in your home and contact your local health department to describe your symptoms and any recent travel before you go to the healthcare facility.
  • If you want advice about your illness, call the hotline at (800) 722-5725.
  • If you are sick and feel you have an emergency, please call your doctor and seek medical care. 
Chart showing when to seek care if think have COVID-19
image courtesy of Kentucky Department of Health

The Ohio Department of Health

Ohio Department of Health strongly recommends that all Ohioans immediately take the following actions if they feel sick:

  • Call your doctor immediately (before seeking care­) if you feel like you are developing fever, cough, and shortness of breath. If you have a medical appointment, call the healthcare provider and tell them that you have symptoms consistent with COVID-19. Put on a facemask before you enter the facility.
  • Seek prompt medical attention if you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19. In adults, these can include: difficulty breathing or shortness of breath, persistent pain or pressure in chest, new confusion or inability to arouse, bluish lips or face.
  • Have severe, acute lower respiratory illness requiring hospitalization and no other diagnosis to explain the symptoms. 
  • For answers to your COVID-19 questions, call 1-833-4ASKODH (1-833-427-5634)
  • Top recommendations if you get sick
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Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Visit the CDC website for more COVID-19 information on prevention, quarantine and testing. 

When You Can be Around Others After You Had or Likely Had COVID-19

Discontinuation of Isolation for Persons with COVID-19 Not in Healthcare Settings

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