Covid-19

Why You Should Care About COVID Testing

October 25, 2021

COVID Testing Basics: 

1.    COVID testing is one of the most valuable tools we have to help slow and prevent community spread.  

2.    Even if you’re vaccinated or aren’t showing symptoms, it’s still important to get Covid tested in order to help protect the people around you. 

3.    There are many ways to get tested for COVID, including On/Go, a rapid self-test that gives results in just 10 minutes. 

Widespread testing for COVID-19 has provided a valuable and reliable way to determine how and where the disease is spreading. With new variants emerging and restrictions easing, it’s increasingly important that we all take steps to help prevent person-to-person transmission of COVID-19. COVID testing is the key to getting and keeping the pandemic under control.  

We’re here to help answer a few common questions regarding COVID testing.  

 

Should I get COVID tested if I’m vaccinated? 

While the COVID-19 vaccine is effective at preventing infection and serious illness, it’s still possible for vaccinated people to become infected. Once infected, they have the potential to spread the virus to other people, although at much lower rates than unvaccinated individuals. Getting your COVID test ensures that people who are positive can isolate and reduce the chances of infecting others.  

 

I don’t have any symptoms, should I get COVID tested?  

Yes, it’s important to still get COVID tested regularly – especially if you’ve been exposed to someone with the infection or have traveled recently to an area with high numbers of COVID-19 cases. Often, COVID tests are used to confirm diagnosis when someone feels ill, but preventative screening is just as essential. 

It’s possible for people with COVID-19 to be asymptomatic, meaning they don’t show any symptoms, but are still shedding the virus. To help prevent transmitting the virus unknowingly, a COVID test can help confirm infection status.

 

Where should I get a COVID test?  

If you think you have COVID-19 or have been exposed to someone who has, it’s crucial that you get COVID tested in order to help prevent the spread. There are a variety of ways to get tested, including through your primary health care provider, a drive thru clinic, or by taking a self-test.  

On/Go is an FDA-authorized at-home rapid COVID-19 self-test that delivers 95% accuracy in just 10 minutes. For more information about On/Go, please visit: www.letsongo.com