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- Healthcare Providers

  • Please refer to the below guidance from our Colusa County Health Officer, Dr. Gregory Burt, as we try to maintain testing supplies due to the nationwide shortage.

    • Asymptomatic patients require no testing.

    • Asymptomatic patients who had "contact" with a patient with COVID-19 require no testing.

    • Symptomatic patients with risk factors may be offered testing as determined by the treating provider. These tests will go to a commercial laboratory.

    • Please refer to the CDC website: Criteria to Guide Evaluation and Laboratory Testing for COVID-19.

    • CDC criteria include considering epidemiologic factors such as documented COVID-19 infections in a community and known community transmission. Clinicians are strongly encouraged to test for other causes of respiratory illness (e.g., influenza).

  • Currently only the following patients are being tested through Colusa County Public Health and the Sacramento Public Health Lab:


    • Heath Care Workers, Emergency Medical Services (EMS), or other first responders who are symptomatic with fever and respiratory symptoms unexplained by other testing, e.g. negative influenza test.

    • Patients requiring hospitalization with respiratory symptoms unexplained by other testing.

    • Congregate living environments (SNF, JAIL, ETC).