The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) has launched a Partner COVID-19 Testing Toolkit that will allow community-based organizations like churches and nonprofits to put together testing events, WNCT reports.
“Getting tested helps everyone: the person, their loved ones and their fellow North Carolinians. This new resource supports the important work so many community organizations are doing and will do to increase testing access,” NCDHHS Secretary Mandy Cohen, MD, said. “Testing is a central piece of our response to this pandemic, so we continue to work hand-in-hand with community organizations to help North Carolinians access testing and follow-up care.”
The toolkit will give advice on choosing locations, acquiring PPE, working with medical authorities and finding support for those who test positive, according to WNCT.
NCDHHS suggests testing for anyone who has experienced COVID-19 symptoms and for anyone exposed to someone with COVID-19.