COVID-19: Before coming to a hospital

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What you should and should not do regarding COVID-19 testing.

Before coming to a hospital, clinic or drive-thru for COVID-19 testing, here's what you should and should not do:

You should do this

Call your local health care provider you show any sign of these COVID-19 symptoms:

  • Fever
  • Dry cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Difficulty breathing

You should not do this

  • Do not come to the , clinic or drive-thru location to be tested without calling first. This minimizes potential exposure to other patients.
  • Check the CDC website for additional updates on COVID-19.For more information and all your COVID-19 coverage, go to the Mayo Clinic News Network and

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