Frequently Asked Questions (Testing & Virus)
How do I get tested for COVID-19?
COVID-19 tests are available at many local health agencies, pharmacies and health care providers. If you are interested in testing by a specific facility, please contact that agency before visiting the site to let them know you want a COVID-19 test. Each site may have its own procedures for testing.
Who gives me my test results?
The medical provider that performed the test should contact you with your test results. Until you receive the results, you should take precautions to prevent possibly spreading the virus to others. If you are being tested because you are a close contact to someone who tested positive or because you have been feeling sick, you should avoid being around other people until receiving your results. See https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/3key-steps-when-waiting-for-COVID-19-results_508.pdf for more information.
What information is available about COVID-19 testing, cases and vaccinations in the community?The state of Florida shares information on COVID-19 data at floridahealthcovid19.gov. Information is updated weekly.
Where should I look for more information?
For more information, visit the following resources:
- Local/state information
- Overall information and guidance
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov.html