If you develop a fever and symptoms of respiratory illness, such as cough or shortness of breath, call ahead to your health care provider. They will determine if you need to be tested for COVID-19.
To decide whether you need testing, providers refer to the CDC criteria, which evaluates a combination of symptoms and risk factors.
Providers collect specimens before sending them to labs for analysis to the New Hampshire Public Health Laboratories. Results are generally available within 24 hours.
If you are not being tested and can manage your symptoms at home, self-isolate until at least seven days have passed since symptoms first appear and at least three days have passed since the resolution of your fever (without the use of fever-reducing medication.