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COVID is sneaky. It can look and feel like other common illnesses, which means that one person’s mild case of what they think is a cold could mean COVID hospitalization or worse for someone else. Getting tested is the only way to know for sure, and it’s key to slowing the spread. If you have any COVID symptoms (fever, shortness of breath, runny nose, loss of taste or smell, cough) or have been exposed to someone else who has tested positive, get tested for the safety of our whole community.
The Casper-Natrona County Health Department has you covered. Drive-up tests are free and available 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM Monday-Friday at our location on Spruce Street. Please do not enter the building. If you’d like, you may print and fill out this form and bring it with you to help expedite the testing process.
PCR tests are available to all individuals who are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. PCR test results are typically available in 2-5 days, depending on testing volume.
Rapid tests are in extreme shortage nationwide and are only available on a very limited basis. Due to this surge, all travel testing is suspended. This decision will be re-evaluated in early February.
All travel tests are available by appointment only. Appointments must be made at least 24 hours in advance. To schedule, call 307-235-9340.
Stay home for at least 5 days from either when your symptoms first started or if you have no symptoms, from the date you were tested. You should stay in isolation until all of the following are true:
• You have not had a fever (without the use of fever-reducing medication) for at least 24 hours
• All symptoms are improving
If no symptoms at the end of your 5-day isolation, you may return to normal activities as long as you wear a mask for an additional 5 days.
If symptoms are still present at the end of your 5 days, please continue to isolate until symptoms resolve. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request a period extension isolation.
You do not need to stay home unless you develop symptoms.
Quarantine at home for at least 5 days. Even if you don’t develop symptoms, get tested at least 5 days after you last had close contact with someone with COVID-19.