We are currently testing children for COVID-19 at the Flint and Davison locations.
Testing Indications in Children:
Patients with symptoms consistent with COVID-19
1-Symptoms Consistent with COVID-19 (Any of the following)
Fever or chills
- Congestion or runny nose
- Loss of taste or smell
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Body aches
- Fatigue or headache
- Sore throat
- Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
2-Patients who have close contact* with individuals with confirmed or probable SARS-CoV-2 infection
Close contact: a distance of less than 6 feet for a cumulative total of at least 15 minutes over a 24-hour period from a person with laboratory-confirmed or probable SARS-CoV-2 infection starting from 2 days before illness onset (or, for asymptomatic patients, 2 days prior to test specimen collection) until the time the patient is isolated. The period that one is considered a close contact is for 14 days from last contact with the index case. Wearing a mask or cloth covering is presently not considered sufficient to alleviate the risk of transmission if close contact conditions are met, regardless of vaccination status. As noted below, the CDC definition of close contact for students in classroom or structured outdoor settings in K-12 schools has been updated and now excludes children with contact within 3-6 feet (not closer than 3 feet) provided that masks were worn completely and consistently throughout the contact.