If you think you may have COVID-19, stay home and call your health care provider. Do not go directly to a health care facility without calling a provider unless you are experiencing a medical emergency.
Testing is decided on a case by case basis, considering symptoms, travel history and contact history and is only available for people with symptoms.
Specimens are collected by the provider, then sent to the Rhode Island Department of Health's State Health Laboratories for analysis.
Results are generally available within 24 to 48 hours.