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Coronavirus Self-Checker
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Coronavirus Self-Checker is a tool to help you make decisions on when to seek testing and appropriate medical care.

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Viral test for COVID-19

Two kinds of tests are available for COVID-19. A viral test may tell you if you have a current infection with the virus that causes COVID-19.

What your test results mean

If you test positive, stay home. If you test negative, take steps to prevent getting sick.