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Testing Guidelines

Who Should Get Tested?
  • People who have symptoms of COVID-19

  • People who 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 testing by their healthcare provider, local, or state health department

What Tests Are Available?

Two kinds of tests are available for COVID-19: viral tests and antibody tests:

  • viral test tells you if you have a current infection.

  • An antibody test might tell you if you had a past infection.

Where Can I Get Tested?
  • New York State has aggressively expanded COVID-19 diagnostic testing capacity. Beginning July 1st, testing is available to all New Yorkers statewide.

  • Interested in being tested for COVID-19? Get information on coronavirus testing near you. Simply enter your address and find locations that provide coronavirus testing on the New York State Testing website.

  • You and your healthcare provider might consider either an at-home collection kit or an at-home test if you have signs and symptoms of COVID-19 or if you can’t get tested at a local healthcare facility. To learn more, check out the CDC's website for more information. 

What To Do While Waiting For Your Results?
What Do My Test Results Mean?
What Is Contact Tracing And Who Needs It?

For more information on contact tracing, please take a look at the information on the CDC website

What To Expect With Contact Tracing?
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