COVID-19: What You Need to Know

Get a better understanding of COVID-19 disease

Know what to expect if you are exposed or become sick, learn about possible long-term effects of the disease, and track emerging variants of the virus that causes COVID-19.


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Do you need to get tested for COVID-19?

If you have symptoms of COVID-19 or were in close contact with someone with COVID-19, you should get tested. See available testing options.



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Last Revised: August 2, 2021

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