Using a home COVID test? You can still report a positive result
Published 5:00 pm Tuesday, March 29, 2022
Mississippi residents who take a home COVID-19 test can report a positive result to the state’s Department of Health.
In fact, MSDH asks anyone who gets a positive result to do so, in order to help the department accurately track coronavirus activity in the state.
An online form can be found on the MSDH.ms.gov website. The form asks for the date of the positive test result, county of residence, age group, ethnicity and race. No personal details are collected.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend isolation for anyone who displays COVID-19 symptoms or who has a positive viral test for COVID-19 — even if they do not display symptoms.
Symptoms — which may appear two to 14 days after exposure to the virus — range from mild to severe, and may include: fever or chills; cough; shortness of breath or difficulty breathing; fatigue; muscle or body aches; headache; new loss of taste or smell; sore throat; congestion or runny nose; nausea or vomiting; and diarrhea.
Visit CDC.gov for more information on symptoms, isolation and other related issues.