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Health officials recommend confirming self-test positive result

While self-testing for COVID-19 is convenient, the Oak Park Health Department urges residents who test positive using a self-test to confirm the results at an official testing site such as a pharmacy, physician’s office, public health department or school.

In addition to verifying the result, an official confirmation test allows local health officials to monitor spread in the community and serves as a reference point per quarantine rules that anyone in close contact of someone who tests positive does not need to quarantine if they themselves were diagnosed with COVID-19 within 90 days.

Testing remains critically important to reducing the spread of COVID-19.

Health officials say if you have symptoms or have had a known exposure to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19, you should be tested regardless of your vaccination status.

More information about COVID-19 testing is available on the CDC website