Which kind of test should I get?

There are many different kinds of COVID-19 tests and it can be difficult to decide which kind is best for your situation. Rapid antigen tests can return results within 30 minutes, some of which are authorized for at-home use. PCR tests can detect very low levels of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and are often preferred for situations where testing negative is extremely important (i.e., for travel, before multi-day festivals, to live in dormitory housing, etc.). These and other tests can all answer the question of “do I have COVID-19 right now?”; for day-to-day testing, you can choose the most accessible and affordable test option. Antibody tests can tell you whether you were previously infected with SARS-CoV-2 but cannot tell you whether you are infected right now. Learn more about all the different COVID-19 tests here: https://www.centerforhealthsecurity.org/covid-19TestingToolkit/testing-basics/types-of-COVID-19-tests.html

Do you need to show official test results?

Yes, I need to show official test results


How old is the person who needs a test?

Under 5 years old or requires testing assistance


Over 5 years old or can independently test

Last edited on: April 13, 2022