Your primary healthcare provider is always the best place to start if you are sick and concerned about your health. Please contact your healthcare provider to determine if COVID testing is right for you based on your individual circumstances, including testing due to upcoming travel. Pharmacies may also offer COVID testing by appointment.
Please report positive results from COVID-19 self-tests (also known as at-home or over the counter COVID-19 tests).
Use the form below to tell Essex County Health Department about a positive COVID-19 self-test result.
The self-test must be authorized by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
A list of authorized self-tests can be found by searching the term ‘OTC” on the FDA website.
DO NOT report negative results. At this time Self-Tests can NOT be used for release from Isolation or Quarantine.
DO NOT report results of a test done at or through a doctor’s office, clinic, hospital, laboratory, pharmacy, school, or any testing site or program operated by Essex County Health Department.
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(1) necessary to perform the statutory duties of this Department, or necessary to operate a program authorized by law, or authorized by state or federal statute or regulation;
(2) made pursuant to a court order or by law;
(3) for the purpose of validating the identity of the user; or
(4) of information to be used solely for statistical purposes that is in a form that cannot be used to identify any particular person.