FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions



Last update: Jan 12 2023

I tested positive for COVID-19, what should I do now?

Please refer to the CDC for guidance.

If your COVID-19 home test is positive you should:

  • Call 911 or visit the Emergency Room if immediate medical care is required
  • Call your Primary Care Provider for non immediate medical concerns
  • Report your positive test through the Washington State Department of Health at 1-800-525-0127
  • Follow Isolation Guidelines from the CDC for home testing

When should I seek emergency medical attention if I am positive for COVID-19?

If at any point you experience shortness of breath or trouble breathing, reach out to emergency services immediately. Difficulty breathing is always a medical emergency. You will need to go to a hospital where they can treat you. If at any point you experience severe headaches or high fevers that do not go away with medications such as Tylenol or Ibuprofen, reach out to your medical provider right away. Other emergency medical symptoms include: persistent pain or pressure in the chest, new confusion, inability to wake or stay awake, pale, gray, or blue-colored skin, lips, or nail beds, depending on skin tone.

What are the symptoms of COVID-19? 

Click here to access the CDC COVID-19 symptom checker.

Will someone from the health department contact me if I test positive for COVID-19?

Klickitat County Public Health will not be contacting you if you have a positive COVID-19 test. 

Where can I get free COVID-19 test kits?

The Department of Health & Human Services is offering free at-home COVID-19 test kits. Every home in the US is eligible to order 4 free at-home COVID-19 tests. Orders will usually ship in 7-12 days. Also, the Washington State Department of Health is offering home test kits that can also be ordered and shipped directly to Washington State households at no cost. Supplies will be limited at first but will restock as more kits are supplied to the State. KCPH may have free home testing kits at any given time depending on the demand.