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A guide to COVID tests: When to test, what kind to use and what your results mean

NPR answers key questions about COVID tests: What types are there? Should you self-test right after exposure to someone with COVID? And what should you do if you test positive?
A health worker grabs tests.

How to get insurance to pay for at-home COVID tests, according to the White House

The Biden administration says Americans should be able to order COVID tests online later this month.
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The CDC says a test to get out of COVID isolation is not needed, resisting pushback

Despite pressure from health experts who advocated for adding a testing requirement, the agency is standing by its original guidance that a negative test is not needed for people who are fever-free and whose symptoms have improved.
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A 3rd U.S. case of the omicron variant is reported in Colorado

Colorado health officials say the case was identified in a resident who tested positive after traveling to southern Africa. Another case of the variant was reported in Minnesota earlier Thursday.