When and how should I get tested?

Not everyone needs to be tested for COVID-19. Those individuals experiencing mild cold-like symptoms (low fever, runny nose, cough) should remain at home and recover. Testing results are helpful in that they help inform decision-making in quarantining and who you choose to come in close contact with. If you have symptoms of COVID-19 and believe you need to be tested, call your medical provider or local or state health department for guidance. While supplies of these tests are increasing, it may still be difficult to find a place to get tested, and it may not be recommended, if you are experiencing mild symptoms and can remain at home to recover.

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1. Will my utilities be shut off if I miss a payment?
2. What are the travel restrictions for Washington state?
3. What remains open in Puyallup during the stay home order?
4. What are considered essential businesses? How do I find out if I am essential?
5. Do essential employees need to keep documentation from their employers on their persons when they travel to and from work?
6. Where do I begin to find resources as a small business owner or worker who has been recently laid off due to COVID-19 closures?
7. How do I report a non-essential business violating the Governor’s order to close?
8. What specifically does this “stay home stay healthy” order mean? What am I allowed to do?
9. What are grocery shopping options for seniors or other at-risk groups?
10. How can I find out which local restaurants are offering take-out or delivery?
11. Courts are closed. How do I file a document, pay a fine, or participate in my scheduled hearing?
12. I need to report a Covid-19 issue. What is the Puyallup Police Department’s non-emergency number?
13. What should I do if I am experiencing COVID-19 symptoms?
14. Are COVID-19 symptoms different in children than adults?
15. When and how should I get tested?
16. Can my animal catch the virus? Should I worry about animal to human transmission?