Sen. Brown tours COVID-19 testing site at CAS
Sen. Brown talks with members of the Ohio National Guard who’ve joined health care workers across the state on the front lines in the battle against COVID-19.
If you have symptoms, you should get tested for COVID-19, regardless of vaccination status. Start by contacting your health care provider. Ohio State offers voluntary COVID-19 testing for individuals who don't have symptoms of COVID-19 but need to be tested for travel, work or another reason.
You can schedule a test by contacting your Ohio State provider or schedule online using MyChart. When scheduling, you can select a testing location convenient for you.
Once limited to a small segment of patients, testing has dramatically expanded and developed since the pandemic began. COVID-19 testing can answer two questions: Do you have COVID-19 now, or did you have it in the past?
There are two types of viral tests: PCR and antigen-based. For both, samples are collected using a swab that’s swirled deep in the nose. Remember that viral tests are a snapshot in time and only reflect a person’s condition at moment. To truly monitor if someone has the disease, you’d have to test them daily.
Antibody tests are blood tests that show whether a person’s body created antibodies to fight off COVID-19.
We’ve created these downloadable PDF versions of our guides for employees and employers to serve as a reference you can distribute within your organization as you plan your return to work.
Download the Co-Branded Employee Guide: If you would like to customize our employee guide for your organization, we’ve created a PowerPoint template where you can add your organization’s logo and include a custom introduction letter. To ensure the links within this document work, please save and send as a PDF.