Asymptomatic means you have no symptoms of a possible COVID-19 infection. If you do have symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, loss of taste or smell, please call your healthcare provider or visit your nearest RRH Immediate Care for a COVID-19 evaluation and possible symptomatic COVID-19 testing options.
Yes, there are at least three different reasons for asymptomatic testing.
There are circumstances in which you might need or want a COVID-19 test when asymptomatic. Here are some events and occasions in which you may need such asymptomatic testing:
As of May 19, 2021, weddings and other catered events should continue to limit guests indoors to 250 indoors or 500 outdoors. Testing is no longer required for attendance. Event venues are able to require masks for all patrons and social distancing of 6 feet required between parties of attendees, unless all attendees present proof of full vaccination status.
For large-scale events exceeding the State's social gathering limits that are held indoors, proof of recent negative COVID-19 test result for attendees over the age of four is required for unvaccinated attendees. This testing is optional for outdoor event settings.
All travelers must complete the Traveler Health Form unless the traveler had left New York for less than 24 hours or is coming to New York from a contiguous state. Contiguous states to New York are Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Vermont.
Asymptomatic travelers entering New York from another country, US state or territory, are no longer required to test or quarantine as of April 10, 2021. Quarantine and testing 3-5 days after arrival in New York are still recommended for all domestic and international travelers who are not fully vaccinated.
Effective August 9, 2021, fully vaccinated U.S. citizens and permanent residents traveling for non-essential reasons will be able to enter Canada from the United States. Regardless of vaccination status, all travelers over age 5 will still need to provide proof of a negative molecular COVID-19 test received within 72 hours of travel. Be sure to let your test provider know that a molecular COVID-19 test is required before traveling to Canada.Find out what you need to travel to Canada from the U.S.
Symptomatic travelers must immediately self-isolate and contact their local health department or healthcare provider to determine if they should seek COVID-19 testing.
Learn more about the New York State COVID-19 Travel Advisory.
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