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 and are not fully vaccinated, get tested right away. If you test negative, retest 5-7 days after your exposure date.

  • Those who are unvaccinated should also test 1-3 days before and 3-5 days after any high-risk events (such as large indoors gatherings or visits with someone whose health is compromised).

  • If you were fully vaccinated when exposed, you should get tested 5-7 days after close contact with someone who has recently tested positive.

  • 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.​

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.

Common COVID-19
  • Fever or chills

  • Cough

  • Loss of taste or smell

  • Fatigue

  • Muscle or body aches

  • Shortness of breath

  • Headache

  • Sore Throat

  • Congestion/runny nose

  • Nausea or vomiting

  • Diarrhea

Call your medical provider or 911
for any symptoms that are severe.