Testing update for COVID-19
All Wyomingites who have symptoms consistent with COVID-19 are encouraged to get tested to help prevent further spread and outbreaks.
Testing is more available now than at other points of the pandemic, according to Dr. Alexia Harrist, state health officer and state epidemiologist with Wyoming Department of Health.
“We want anyone with symptoms that could be COVID-19 to ask about testing,” Harrist said. “Identifying individuals with COVID-19 helps us track this disease. No one should avoid testing out of fear. Knowing what’s going on in Wyoming is good for all of us.”
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle pain
- Sore throat
- New loss of taste or smell
Other less common symptoms have been reported, including gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.
People with symptoms should call their healthcare provider for advice and to make arrangements for testing, Harrist emphasized.
There are two primary types of tests for COVID-19: Viral and antibody. Discover the difference.
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