North Carolina expands COVID-19 testing and contact tracing

Raleigh, NC – The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) has expanded COVID-19 testing and contact tracing across the state to help keep everyone’s families and neighbors safe. You can now access online tools to determine if you should consider being tested and to find a testing site near you.

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  • Visit Check My Symptoms (www.ncdhhs.gov/symptoms) and enter your symptoms to determine if you should consider getting tested for COVID-19. If a test is recommended, you will receive a link to a list of nearby testing sites via email or text.
  • Visit Find My Testing Place (www.ncdhhs.gov/TestingPlace) and enter your county or ZIP code to access a list of nearby testing site locations online. 

NCDHHS recommends COVID-19 testing for anyone with symptoms or anyone who thinks they have been exposed to COVID-19, whether or not they have symptoms. More information on who should be tested is available online.

COVID-19 Contact Tracing
One way to know you may have been exposed to another person who has COVID-19 is if you receive a call from a contact tracer. Contact tracers, including local health department staff, reach out to people who may have recently come into close contact with someone who tests positive for COVID-19.

It is important to answer the call when a contact tracer reaches out. He or she will connect you with the information and support you need to protect yourself and your loved ones. Here’s what will happen if you are contacted:

Remember, a contact tracer will never ask for your Social Security Number, bank or credit card numbers, or any other financial information at any time. Any information shared during your call with a contact tracer is a private health record and is strictly confidential.

Testing and tracing are core public health measures and key components of North Carolina’s strategy to responsibly ease restrictions, while continuing to slow the spread of the virus. If you believe you or or a loved one may need a COVID-19 test, check your symptoms and find a testing place today.

For the latest information on COVID-19, visit nc.gov/covid19.

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