fbpx
Supported by:
Brown School of Public Health   The Rockefeller Foundation

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.    

social media posts

Use our crafted posts and eye-catching images to spread the word.

  • 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

    download square graphic   download rectangle graphic Download a square or horizontal format of this graphic.
    Work in close quarters? Regularly drive to jobs with different co-workers? Sometimes a mask isn’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
  • exposed to someone with COVID-19

    download square graphic   download rectangle graphic Download a square or horizontal format of this graphic.
    Have you been close to someone who is feeling unwell or may have COVID-19? Social distance, mask up and get tested! You could spread the virus without knowing it: every 2nd case comes from someone who wasn’t feeling sick when they infected others. Stop the spread #TakeTheTest
  • Attended a large gathering or party

    download square graphic   download rectangle graphic Download a square or horizontal format of this graphic.
    Toasted the happy couple? Enjoyed a large 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
  • pregnant or underlying chronic condition

    download square graphic   download rectangle graphic Download a square or horizontal format of this graphic.
    Diapers? Check. Crib? Check. Expanding your family may seem like a never ending list of “To-Dos” but 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
  • essential workers

    download square graphic   download rectangle graphic Download a square or horizontal format of this graphic.
    You work in food processing or a restaurant. You make the bus come on time or pack our groceries. You’re a first responder or healthcare worker. Your work is essential! It’s time to get tested regularly for COVID-19, even if you’re not feeling sick. #TakeTheTest
  • traveled on an airplane

    download square graphic   download rectangle graphic Download a square or horizontal format of this graphic.
    Recently returned from a trip? Stay safe and relax knowing you’re helping prevent the spread of COVID-19: mask up, social distance, and get a test 5-7 days after you’ve touched down to confirm you are negative. #TakeTheTest
  • dined inside at a bar or restaurant

    download square graphic   download rectangle graphic Download a square or horizontal format of this graphic.

    Restaurants are reopening as the weather gets cooler. If you’ve eaten indoors at a bar or restaurant with friends or colleagues, mask up, social distance, and get tested for COVID 5-7 days later. Together, we can beat this virus #TakeTheTest

  • over the age of 65

    download square graphic   download rectangle graphic Download a square or horizontal format of this graphic.

    Did you know people over 65 who are continuing their routines 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

  • outbreak in your community

    download square graphic   download rectangle graphic Download a square or horizontal format of this graphic.
    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

newsletter | announcement

In addition to print and e-newsletters, this text can be submitted to print or digital newspapers, magazines, blogs, websites, and community calendars and event listings. This template is meant to be edited, customized, and added to—in order to meet your organization and community’s unique needs.

Canva

Customize your message. Share your logo, website, and testing site specifics. We’ve partnered with Canva to offer branding capability for some of our Toolkit visuals. Log in to Canva to access images, customize, and more in as a member of the COVID-19 Testing Toolkit team. 

outreach email

Invite community members and local organizations to participate in COVID-19 testing opportunities

informational flyers

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.

      ©2021 | Brown University School of Public Health