Corona Virus testing to begin in Carson City, Lyon, Douglas and Storey Counties for those who show NO SYMPTOMS
Quad-County residents who are not experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 and want to be tested can call (775)782-9090. The phone will be staffed 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Callers will be asked what county they reside in along with other minor information. Testing will begin the week of May 4th. With the help of the Nevada National Guard, approximately 1,800 COVID-19 tests will be administered to Quad-County residents who do NOT have symptoms. This test is not the COVID-19 antibody test. It determines if the virus is in your system at the time of testing. A negative result does not mean an individual will not come down with the virus at a later time. The tests are limited by county and pre-registration is required. Testing locations will be available in each of the counties. The specific location will be given to the individual when they call to schedule an appointment.
Conducting community testing for individuals who are not experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 will help provide extremely valuable information to Quad-County leaders as they fight the Corona Virus.
Previously, individuals who were not experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 did not meet the testing criteria as set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). But now, Nevada State Public Health Laboratory has received larger quantities of testing supplies which means citizens who show no symptoms of the virus can be tested.
But! If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, call the Quad-County COVID-19 Hotline at (775)283-4789. Individuals who show symptoms of the virus will be evaluated by a nurse for testing. This hotline is only for people with symptoms.
For more information on COVID-19 and situation updates visit https://gethealthycarsoncity.org/novel-coronavirus-2019/.