#1 – Underlying illness or age >60 with Symptoms
#2 – High risk contacts (FAMILY or WORK) with Symptoms
#3 – Anyone with severe symptoms – very subjective we understand, but provider should use clinical judgment.
Young patients, otherwise healthy, not severe symptoms, CANNOT be tested.
We have to convince people that they HAVE coronavirus and need to quarantine!
If they have shortness of breath, they should go to the hospital.
Anyone can come for evaluation (for strep of flu) if they feel it is necessary however they should know that testing for COVID is not necessarily part of workup.
THIS IS CURRENT CHEMED GUIDLINES. Given the nature of this pandemic it is subject to change.