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Testing

How and where to get tested

COVID-19 TESTING IN OREGON

Testing helps ensure people who have COVID-19 can get the care and support they need. Testing is an important tool to stop the spread of COVID-19, keep people in Oregon healthy, preserve hospital capacity and safely keep Oregon’s schools open and economy strong.

COVID-19 tests are available in Oregon, but the number of tests available can be affected by supply shortages. Find a free testing site near you, or call 211.

Under Centers for Disease Control guidelines, anyone with COVID-19 symptoms should get a test as soon as possible, regardless of vaccination status. Anyone who has been exposed to someone with COVID-19 (within six feet of someone with COVID-19 for at least 15 minutes) may seek testing five days after the exposure, even if they don’t show symptoms.

Rapid tests produce results in about 15 minutes. If you test positive for COVID-19, you should stay home and away from other people, including your family, for at least five days. If you have symptoms, you should isolate until 24 hours after your symptoms go away without the help of medication. False negative results are common. A negative result does not mean that you do not have COVID-19. If you’ve been exposed and you test negative, you should continue to practice safe behavior like wearing a mask, washing your hands and staying at least six feet away from other people to protect others.

Testing is only one tool to slow the spread of COVID-19. Vaccination remains the most effective way to stop the spread of COVID-19. It is important for everyone to:

  • Get vaccinated. Everyone 5 years old and up is eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.

  • Get a booster dose if you’re due. Individuals 12 years old and up who received a dose of either Pfizer or Moderna more than five months ago, or a Johnson & Johnson vaccine more than two months ago, are due for a COVID-19 booster.

  • Find out where and when you can get vaccinated.

  • Wear masks indoors.

  • Avoid large groups.

  • Physically distance from individuals outside your household.

  • If you spend time with people you don’t live with, stay outdoors to reduce the risk of spread.

These are the best ways for us to keep ourselves and the ones we love safe.