Should I Get Tested for the Coronavirus?
By Nick Clay, Director, Emergency Medical Services Agency, Santa Barbara County Public Health Department
As we all try to navigate life during the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to understand when we should consider getting tested for coronavirus, and where to get tested if necessary. Do you think that you or a loved one should be tested for COVID-19? The County of Santa Barbara is asking those who are at low or no risk who “want” to be tested to defer at this time, giving priority to those who “need” to be tested. If you are not sure whether you need to be tested, consider these questions.