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1. What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
2. How does the virus spread?
3. Can Someone who has had COVID-19 spread the illness to others?
4. What is community spread?
5. What can be done to slow the spread of COVID-19 infection?
6. How can I help protect myself?
7. Should I be tested for COVID-19?
8. How is the County handling the testing process?
9. As a result of Governor Gavin Newsom’s recent announcement to add more than 80 community testing sites across the state, will Merced County add a new testing site?
10. I have symptoms, but my Medical Provider won’t recommend testing. What should I do?
11. Who do I call to receive test results for myself or a patient?
12. I do not have symptoms but would like to test to check for immunity. Is there an antibody (convalescent plasma) test available?
13. I was informed by my doctor/employer/dentist/etc... that I was exposed to COVID-19 and to self-quarantine and get tested. However, my doctor did not provide me with a test because they are limited.
14. Where can I register for an appointment?
15. Do I need a prescription from my medical provider to go to the new testing site?
16. Will the community be notified of confirmed patient information as it becomes available to Merced County Department of Public Health (MCDPH)?
17. ¿Cuáles son los síntomas de COVID-19?
18. ¿Cómo se propaga/contagia el virus?
19. ¿Puede que alguien que haya tenido COVID-19 pueda transmitir la enfermedad a otros?
20. ¿Qué es la propagación comunitaria?
21. ¿Qué se puede hacer para retrasar la propagación de la infección por COVID-19?
22. ¿Debo hacerme la prueba de COVID-19?
23. ¿Cómo está manejando el Condado el proceso de prueba?