How often should I test?

Testing is an important tool to help end the COVID-19 pandemic. Regular testing helps you know whether or not you have COVID-19 so you can take actions to prevent its spread. There are no rules for how regularly you should test if you are feeling well and are vaccinated against COVID-19, but people who are unvaccinated or not up to date on their vaccinations may want to test on a regular basis to make sure that they have not contracted COVID-19 during their normal activities. If you are traveling in an area with low vaccination levels or with high numbers of COVID-19 cases, you may want to test after your return or during your trip if you are there for more than 1 week. Your preferred testing schedule may depend on how often you are in public settings, how closely you interact with other people, and your access to testing resources. Regardless of vaccination status, anyone who feels ill or is showing symptoms of COVID-19 should get tested so they can make informed decisions about their health and the health of their families.

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Last edited on: April 13, 2022