FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
June 5, 2020, 2020 at 3:00PM
Subject: Public Health further expands testing criteria.
On June 6, 2020 Oregon Health Authority (OHA) further revised testing guidelines to prioritize underserved populations and all frontline worker. The new criteria also has expanding symptom criteria and testing for people without symptoms. Center for Human Development (CHD) will be offering free testing to individuals who meet the revised OHA criteria.
If you have any of the following symptoms: cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, congestion or runny nose, fever or chills, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain or body aches, headache, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smell, we encourage you to get tested.
If you identify as Black, African-American, Latino, Latina, Latinx, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian, Asian-American or Pacific Islander, identify as having a disability or if your first language is not English, we encourage you to get tested.
We encourage individuals who are interested in requesting testing to call 541-624-2179 for more information. No out of pocket cost or insurance required.
Individuals who feel very ill should seek appropriate care. If it is an emergency, call 911. If it is not an emergency but you feel sick enough to need a medical appointment, call your primary care provider. If you don’t have a doctor, call 211 for a list of providers near you.