Is there a form we are supposed to complete when testing patients for COVID-19?

At the time of testing, it is recommended that physicians/practices complete this CDC form, which includes basic information about the individual. There is not clear direction if the form needs to be faxed to your local health department for every test, but it MUST be sent if a test is positive. Use the secured fax or phone line you would normally use to report communicable diseases.

Contact your local health department for guidance regarding form submission for all COVID-19 testing.

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All Curi recommendations are based on current CDC criteria at the time of publication. CDC guidance for SARS-CoV-2 infection may, or may not, be adopted by state and local health departments to respond to rapidly changing local circumstances. Providers should always check with their local health department to see if the CDC’s guidance on any given topic has been modified (particularly if more restrictive) from the CDC’s recommended guidelines. Follow this link https://www.cdc.gov/publichealthgateway/healthdirectories/index.html for contact information to your state/local health department. If local recommendations vary from those of the CDC, and you are unsure what recommendations to follow, then it is safer to follow the more restrictive guidelines/recommendations.