COVID-19 Testing and Quarantine
COVID-19 testing is an important component to slowing the spread of disease in a community. To find local testing, click here.
Kent City Health Department has at-home COVID-19 testing kits available while supplies last. These tests are for people with an immediate need for testing or if you are living with a known positive case of COVID-19. These tests are not for verifying health for travel. These tests provide rapid results and allow for fasting quarantine/isolation measures if required.
Frequently Asked Questions
I have been exposed to a known case of COVID-19 or feel I may have been exposed, what do I do now?
- I have been fully vaccinated and have no symptoms – If you are separated from the positive person plan to test 3-5 days after the last contact. If you remain asymptomatic you may continue your usual routines, including work and school. You must wear a mask when out of your house. If you test non-detected continue usual routines with masking and continue monitoring for COVID symptoms for a full 14 days.
- I have been fully vaccinated but I have symptoms – Stay home, separate from others in your home. Obtain a test as soon as you can. Plan on isolating for a full 10 days since the start of your symptom onset.
- I am not vaccinated and I have no symptoms - If you were exposed in the K-12 classroom setting you may continue to attend classes, but must refrain from sports or other activities for a full 14 days since last exposure. Test as soon as possible and again on days 5-7. Quarantine during this time. If you test non-detected you may return to usual routines, continue masking and continue monitoring for symptoms for a full 14 days.
- I am not vaccinated but I do have symptoms - Plan to stay home, away from others. Get tested. If non-detected, arrange for an appointment with your doctor to rule out other illnesses like Strep throat, flu, or RSV.
I have symptoms of COVID, what should I do?
Whether vaccinated or not vaccinated plan to isolate for 10 days from symptom onset. Obtain a test to verify the diagnosis.
Am I a close contact?
Close contact is someone who has spent 15 minutes or less than 6 feet of a medically diagnosed case.
If you have been identified as a contact of a medically diagnosed case the Professional Consulting Group, PCG, will attempt to reach you for symptom monitoring. The easiest way is to sign up for text messaging symptom checks.
I don’t believe my test result what should I do?
Check with the lab who did your test to make sure the test was entered correctly and ask if they can rerun your sample. You cannot test out of isolation so additional testing will not be helpful.