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Testing & COVID-19 – What You Need to Know

Did you know that COVID-19 can feel like a common cold or seasonal allergies? If you're experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms (which include runny nose, cough, sore throat, fever, body aches and more) please get tested for COVID-19. By getting tested you'll do your part to reduce COVID-19 spread in your community. Use the following tools to help your communities understand when they should get tested and where they can get tested.

COVID testing is free to everyone who needs it. Book a free test appointment, find a walk-in test clinic, or buy a self-test kit from our local drugstore. Find a testing site online or call (833) 422-4255 or 211. Visit covid19.ca.gov to learn more. Testing is free at state testing sites. Learn more about types of COVID tests (PDF).

Fact Sheet

Use this COVID-19 Testing in California fact sheet to understand when you should get tested, and how you can access testing in California.

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At Home Testing Fact Sheet

Over the Counter Testing Fact Sheet

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At Home COVID-19 Testing in California (PDF) – What You Need to Know – English, Spanish, Arabic, Armenian, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Hmong, Khmer, Korean, Punjabi, Russian, Tagalog, Thai, and Vietnamese.

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Social Media Messaging

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Testing & COVID-19 Social Media Messaging (English, Spanish - PDF)

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English

If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms you should get tested, even if you are fully vaccinated.
Suggested Messaging:

If you're vaccinated and were exposed to someone who tested positive for #COVID19 you should get tested 3-5 days after close contact. For more information: https://bit.ly/GetTestedCA

Protect your family. Protect your community. Protect California. #GetTestedCA


COVID-19 can feel like allergies or the cold. Get tested if you have the following symptoms.
Suggested Messaging:

#COVID19 symptoms can feel like a common cold, seasonal allergies, or the flu. It's important for you to get tested. For more information: https://bit.ly/GetTestedCA

Protect your family. Protect your community. Protect California. #GetTestedCA


Protect yourself. Protect your family. #GetTestedCA
Suggested Messaging:

If you are not fully vaccinated, and you've been exposed to #COVID19, you should get tested right away. You should also test before and 3-5 days after any high-risk events.

For more information: https://bit.ly/GetTestedCA

Protect your family. Protect your community. Protect California. #GetTestedCA


Protect your community. Protect California. #GetTestedCA
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You can book a free #COVID19 test appointment, find a walk-in testing clinic, or buy a self-test kit from your local drug store. Testing sites will not ask you about your immigration status.

For more information about COVID-19 testing: https://bit.ly/GetTestedCA

Protect your family. Protect your community. Protect California. #GetTestedCA


Spanish

Si tienes síntomas de COVID-19 debes hacerte la prueba, aún si estás completamente vacunado.
Suggested Messaging:

Si estás vacunado y estuviste expuesto a alguien que dio positivo por #COVID19, debes hacerte la prueba 3-5 días después del contacto directo. Para obtener más información: https://bit.ly/GetTestedCA

Protege a tu familia. Protege a tu comunidad. Protege a California. #HazteLaPruebaCA


COVID-19 puede sentirse como alergias o un resfriadoCOVID-19 puede sentirse como alergias o un resfriado. Hazte la prueba si tienes los siguientes síntomas.
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Los síntomas de COVID-19 pueden sentirse como un resfriado común, alergias estacionales o influenza. Es importante que te hagas la prueba. Para obtener más información: https://bit.ly/GetTestedCA

Protege a tu familia. Protege a tu comunidad. Protege a California. #HazteLaPruebaCA


Protégete. Protege a tu familia. #HazteLaPruebaCA
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Si no estás completamente vacunado y has estado expuesto a #COVID19, debes hacerte la prueba de inmediato. También deberías hacerte la prueba antes y de 3 a5 días después de cualquier evento de alto riesgo.

Para obtener más información: https://bit.ly/GetTestedCA

Protege a tu familia. Protege a tu comunidad. Protege a California. #HazteLaPruebaCA

Protege a tu comunidad. Protege a California. #HazteLaPruebaCA
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Puedes reservar una cita gratis para hacerte la prueba #COVID19, encontrar una clínica de pruebas sin cita previa o comprar un kit de autodiagnóstico en su farmacia local. Los sitios de prueba no preguntarán sobre tu estado migratorio.

Para obtener más información sobre las pruebas de COVID-19: https://bit.ly/GetTestedCA

Protege a tu familia. Protege a tu comunidad. Protege a California. #HazteLaPruebaCA

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