Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:
Fever or chills
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Muscle or body aches
New loss of taste or smell
Congestion or runny nose
Nausea or vomiting
If you do not have symptoms of COVID-19 but would like to get tested:
For peace of mind
You've recently traveled to a COVID-19 hotspot
You'd like to return back to work
If you have been notified by Public Health that you are a "close contact" to a known case, Public Health will help you identify where and when to get tested.
A close contact is someone who was within 6 feet of a person with COVID-19 for at least 15 minutes over a 24-hour period starting from 2 days before symptoms appeared (or, for patients who do not have symptoms, 2 days prior to their test) until the time the patient is isolated.
Plumas County Public Health Agency does not conduct COVID-19 testing at our clinics or facilities; or direct testing at Health Care Facilities operating in Plumas County. Rather, Public Health collaborates with Health Care Organizations throughout the County to ensure adequate testing is available. The Plumas County Health Officer provides recommendations to the Health Care Organizations regarding testing at their facilities throughout Plumas County. If an individual is identified as a close contact of someone diagnosed with COVID-19 during a case investigation, Public Health works with the Health Care Organizations in the County to prioritize testing.