Do you have to have a fever to get tested?

No. According to KDHE guidelines, you can get tested if you have at least TWO of the symptoms below OR be a close contact of a positive patient.

Signs and symptoms of COVID-19 infection most commonly include: 

  • fever of 100.4 or higher
  • chills
  • stiff joints and/or muscle ache
  • fatigue
  • headache
  • sore throat
  • cough or shortness of breath
  • loss of taste
  • diarrhea (that does not have another cause)

Patients with at least two symptoms may be eligible for testing. The symptoms of coronavirus may appear 2-14 days after exposure (based on the incubation period of MERS-CoV viruses).

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1. How can I get tested?
2. Where can I get tested?
3. How will I be notified of test results?
4. Do you have to have a fever to get tested?
5. What testing facilities are available in Kansas?
6. How long do test results take?
7. Is Riley County testing for antibodies?
8. What are the KDHE guidelines for testing?
9. What do I do after I get tested?
10. Do I have to quarantine after I get tested?