covid-19 Testing
 

Free COVID-19 testing is available throughout Kings County.

Healthcare Provider approval is not needed and you do not need to be symptomatic to test.

When should I get tested

You should immediately get tested for COVID-19 if you are feeling any symptoms – regardless of your vaccination status. COVID-19 symptoms can feel like a common cold (including just “the sniffles”), seasonal allergies, or flu.

If you’ve been exposed to COVID-19, get tested as soon as possible. If you test negative, retest 5-7 days after your exposure date. Regardless of you have symptoms, test immediately with either a PCR or Antigen/Rapid test.

  • If you have symptoms, regardless of vaccination status, get tested immediately for any COVID-19 symptoms. If you have a negative antigen/rapid test, take another test 24-48 hours later to confirm. 

  • If you go to a high-risk event, test before the event and 3-5 days after. 

  • If you travel, test before travel and 3-5 days after. Regardless of vaccination status, anyone entering or re-entering in California should test 3-5 days after arrival

  • If you have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 3 months and have had no new symptoms since your recent exposure, you do not need to get tested.​

Read more in CDPH's testing fact sheet

How can I offer testing to my Employees?

Visit the CA COVID-19 Testing Taskforce page to explore resources and information on starting your own testing program.

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