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.