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How and where to get tested
OREGON HAS RAPID COVID-19 TESTS AVAILABLE.
COVID-19 tests are available for everyone in Oregon and there are ways to get tested for free. Learn more about your options.
These tests will help make sure people who have COVID-19 can get the care and support they need. More testing will also help contact tracers reach out to people who may have been exposed to COVID-19, so they can stay home and keep their family and community safe.
Under guidelines, everyone who has any symptoms of COVID-19 should get a test. Anyone who has spent time with a person who has COVID-19 should also get a test, even if they don’t show symptoms.
To find a testing site, or call 211.
The rapid tests are fast and almost always correct at showing if you have COVID-19 (your health care provider may call this a “positive test”). However, it is common for the tests to miss COVID-19 (your doctor may call this a “false negative”). You should also know that many people who get negative test results actually do have COVID-19. If you have symptoms or have been around someone who has tested positive, the best and safest thing to do is stay home or quarantine for 14 days. If you need support while you are staying home, resources are available through the Quarantine Fund and the COVID-19 Temporary Paid Leave Program.
Testing is only one important way to stop the spread of COVID. It is still important for everyone to:
Wear masks where they are still required or recommended.
Avoid large groups.
Stay at least 6 feet apart from people who aren’t in your “bubble.”
If you spend time with people you don’t live with, stay outdoors to reduce the risk.
Find out when you can get vaccinated here.
These are the best ways for us to keep ourselves and the ones we love safe.