Several COVID-19 testing sites are now operational in our region. Harris County Public Health and the City of Houston Health Department have launched a new COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool to determine whether you may need further assessment or need to be tested for COVID-19.
Who should be tested for COVID-19?
People with fever* above 100.4°F (38°C) and respiratory symptoms who:
- Have had close contact** with someone diagnosed with COVID-19
- Have other health conditions (diabetes, lung disease, heart disease, pregnancy)
- Are age 60 and older
- Are residents of nursing homes
- Part of an investigation of a cluster or an outbreak
- Are Healthcare workers/First responders
Who does not need to be tested for COVID-19?
- People without symptoms related to coronavirus disease
Anyone who is sick needs to stay home. To protect yourself, wash your hands frequently with soap and water, cover your cough/sneeze with a tissue or inside elbow and maintain a distance of about from 6 feet or more from others. This is only an assessment tool and does not replace medical advice from a healthcare provider.
If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, please call 911
If you have other health concerns, please call your healthcare provider. Residents without access to healthcare can call the Harris Health Ask My Nurse line for COVID-19-related questions at 713-634-1110 from 9am-7pm, 7 days a week. For more information on COVID-19, please go to www.readyharris.com