Since Florida has passed a new law requiring any company with more than 100 employees to have a weekly COVID-19 test if not vaccinated, the need for testing has increased dramatically.
You may be left wondering where is the best place to get tested. Urgent Care of The Palm Beaches offers hassle-free, fast results in about 15 minutes, and has hours that work around your work schedule. Best of all, tests are offered at an affordable price.
Why are COVID-19 Tests Now Mandatory for Companies?
Instead of mandating vaccines, President Bident has asked OSHA (occupational safety and health administration) to identify a plan to decrease the spread of COVID in the workplace.
It has been decided that the most effective plan is to test employees if their employer has more than 100 employees. This is regardless of the vaccination status of employees. Employers who do not follow the rule can be fined or choose to fire people who refuse to stay in compliance.
What are Rapid COVID-19 Tests?
Rapid Antigen tests are designed to give results within a few minutes to determine whether someone is infected with COVID-19.
The tests detect proteins, known as antigens, that are on the surface of the virus. The test can identify people at the peak of infection where antigens are at their highest.
Rapid tests have influenced the pandemic because they can quickly identify infected people so they may quarantine, decreasing their likelihood of spreading the virus to others.
How Can I Best Prepare for a COVID-19 Test?
There are a few steps you can take to ensure your test runs smoothly so you can get off to work.
- Select a test site. Urgent cares offer COVID testing for companies with over 100 employees.
- Be prepared to answer any questions about symptoms or being in contact with others experiencing symptoms.
- Make sure you bring your insurance card and proof of identification if you have them.
- Once at the site, follow any rules in place in regards to social distancing. Testing rules and turnaround times can vary depending on the number of patients.
- Once you have your results be sure to keep them somewhere safe so they may be presented to your employer
What if I Have Symptoms of COVID-19?
If you have symptoms of COVID-19, it is still essential to get tested to confirm the diagnosis. Make sure you explain all symptoms you are experiencing to your doctor.
If the test shows a positive result, make sure you quarantine. Let your employer know of the positive result as they are likely tracking the number of employees who test positive at any given time.
Where is the Best Place for Me to Go for COVID-19 Testing in Palm Beach County?
Urgent care of the Palm Beaches offers rapid COVID-19 testing whether you need one for work or are experiencing symptoms. Best of all, we offer testing at an affordable price for all.
If you have other medical needs and want to see a physician via telehealth, we also offer telemedicine urgent care.
We offer medical care at several locations, including:
Contact us today for an appointment or visit us for your medical care. We are here for you when you need us!
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