Coronavirus News

Revised CDC Testing Criteria

March 27, 2020

On March 24, 2020, the CDC updated the priorities for testing patients with suspected coronavirus infection.

Priority 1: Hospitalized patients and symptomatic healthcare workers.

Priority 2: Patients with symptoms who are in long-term care facilities, who are 65 years of age and older, who have underlying conditions, or who are first responders.

Priority 3: Individuals who are critical infrastructure workers with symptoms, individuals who do not meet any of the above categories by having symptoms, health care workers and first responders, and individuals with mild symptoms in communities experiencing high coronavirus hospitalizations.

Non-Priority Category: Individuals without symptoms

See the CDC COVID-19 Evaluating and Testing PUI webpage for additional information by clicking here.