Covid-19 Testing

Note: click on the items that are bold for links to more information.  

Who should get tested?

Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms or who has been exposed to someone with COVID-19.

Where can I get tested?

Testing locations in and around Oconto County.

Every home in the U.S. can order up to 8 free at home COVID-19 tests through a federal government program.  Click here to learn more.

At Home Tests

Please note the following if you use an at home test:

  • Make sure that your at home test has been authorized by the FDA to detect the virus that causes COVID-19. Click here for a list of FDA authorized tests.
  • Please do not call Oconto County Public Health with your at home test results as our department does not have the capacity to document these results.
  • If you test positive, notify your close contacts and follow isolation guidelines found here.

I've Been Tested-Now What?

Stay home while you wait for your results.  Wash your hands often and monitor your symptoms if you have any.  More information here.  

I tested positive.  What are my next steps?

  • Stay home.  Do not go to work, school, other activities, or public areas.
  • Separate yourself from other people in your home.
    • Click here for more information.
  • Let your close contacts know that you've tested positive.  (please note that this document does not have the updated quarantine guidelines; click here for current quarantine guidelines)

What are the different kinds of COVID-19 tests?

  • There are 2 different tests that use a nose swab to tell you if you currently have COVID-19: a PCR test which takes several days to get results, and an antigen or rapid test which takes minutes.
  • The antibody test uses a blood sample to tells you if you've already had COVID-19 in the past.
  • Click here for more information on the different types of COVID-19 tests.

Revised 4.18.2022

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