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who should
get tested

Preventing asymptomatic spread means that healthy people should get tested more often. So who should take a test?

The assets in this section can be used in connection with specific testing drives, or as free-standing educational messages to generate greater awareness about high-risk environments and groups, and their increased need for routine testing. We asked artists to illustrate the many situations that put some Americans at higher risk, resulting in unique, engaging and positive images that speak to different communities and visual cultures. Use these materials to help your communities understand who should seek a test.    

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  • working closely with others
  • exposed to someone with COVID-19
  • Attended a large gathering or party
  • pregnant or underlying chronic condition
  • essential workers
  • traveled on an airplane
  • dined inside at a bar or restaurant
  • over the age of 65
  • outbreak in your community
  • working closely with others

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    Work in close quarters? Regularly drive to jobs with different co-workers? Sometimes masking and vaccination aren’t enough! If you spend your working hours near other people, you should get tested regularly for COVID-19, even if you don’t feel sick. #TakeTheTest

    Illustration by Peter Allen

  • exposed to someone with COVID-19

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    Have you been close to someone who is feeling unwell or may have COVID-19? Even if you’re vaccinated, you should isolate and get tested! You could spread the virus without knowing it. Do your part and #StopTheSpread #TakeTheTest

    Illustration by Queenbe Monyei

  • Attended a large gathering or party

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    Toasted the happy couple? Enjoyed a birthday party? If you attended a gathering of 10+ people–especially indoors–get tested for COVID-19, even if you had masked up and are not feeling sick. You can stop the virus and keep others safe by knowing your status. #TakeTheTest

    Illustration by Miguel Bustos

  • pregnant or underlying chronic condition

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    Expanding your family is an exciting step, and there’s a lot of preparation to be done before baby comes! Don’t forget this crucial step: getting tested for COVID-19. If you are pregnant, know your status: get tested to protect your child, your family and your community #TakeTheTest

    Illustration by Alix Farren

  • essential workers

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    You work in food processing or a restaurant. You drive the bus or pack groceries. You’re a first responder or healthcare worker. Your work is essential! It’s best to get tested regularly for COVID-19, even if you’re not feeling sick. #TakeTheTest

    Illustration by Scott Garrett

  • traveled on an airplane

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    Preparing for a trip? Stay safe and relax knowing you’re helping prevent the spread of COVID-19: mask up, social distance, and get a test before takeoff and 3-5 days after you’ve touched down to confirm you are negative. #TakeTheTest

    Illustration by Ana Bustelo

  • dined inside at a bar or restaurant

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    If you’ve eaten indoors at a bar or restaurant with friends or colleagues, you should get tested for COVID 3-5 days later. Group settings pose a risk of transmission, so it’s best to know your status! #TakeTheTest

    Illustration by Alix Farren

  • over the age of 65

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    Did you know people over 65 should be tested regularly for COVID-19? Doesn’t matter if you go for errands, see friends or go to work. Even if you are feeling fine. Know your status, detect COVID early & avoid infecting others. #TakeTheTest

    Illustration by Queenbe Monyei

  • outbreak in your community

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    Did you know you can spread COVID-19 without any symptoms? Every second case comes from someone who wasn’t feeling sick when they passed along the virus! If there are confirmed cases of COVID-19 in your community, your gym, your office, your family, get tested right away #TakeTheTest

    Illustration by Anna Wray

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COVID-19: Is It Time to Get Tested?

This PDF is available in multiple languages. Check out our translations page to download this material and more.

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