Who should get tested?

Not everybody who feels ill needs to be tested, particularly if you have mild illness. Healthcare providers determine who should be tested. While testing is becoming more available, there are still limitations in the ability to quickly collect and process tests. If you are sick with fever, cough or shortness of breath and are in a high risk group, call your healthcare provider to discuss whether you should be tested for COVID-19. 

People at high risk for complications from COVID-19 are: 

  • People older than 60 years
  • People with chronic medical condition 
  • People with weakened immune systems
  • Pregnant people 

Other people with mild illness who are concerned about their health can call their healthcare provider to discuss COVID-19 testing and other possible reasons for their illness. 


Medical City Virtual Care has been introduced as a convenient screening option for people who are concerned that they may be at risk for COVID-19. The COVID-19 screening visit is free of charge at MedicalCityVirtualCare.Zipnosis.com.

Appointments are not necessary and the site is easily accessed from a smart phone or computer 24/7. Medical City Virtual Care allows North Texans concerned about the virus to be screened while allowing them to stay at home and prevent the spread of illness.



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1. What is the City of Weatherford doing?
2. Can people in the U.S. get COVID-19?
3. How does COVID-19 spread?
4. What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
5. How can I avoid infection with COVID-19?
6. Is there a vaccine?
7. Is there a treatment?
8. What should I do if I think I may be infected with COVID-19?
9. What if I'm considering traveling?
10. Who is at higher risk of becoming seriously ill from COVID-19?
11. What if I don't have health insurance?
12. Is it okay for me to donate blood?
13. Am I at risk for COVID-19 from a package or products shipping from China?
14. Does the CDC recommend the use of face masks to prevent COVID-19?
15. Why are people wearing masks?
16. Who should get tested?
17. I have a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19, what should I do?
18. Is quarantine different from isolation?
19. Can people in self-quarantine still have contact with their household members?
20. Who is at higher rick for serious illness from COVID-19?
21. Some of us are concerned about how to do our taxes without the senior center or the library. Do you have any solutions?
22. How do I know the information I’m receiving is accurate?
23. What are the CDC’s current guidelines on group gatherings?
24. Where can I find some information on Small Business Resources?
25. Where can I find information from WISD about COVID-19?
26. I'm feeling stress and anxiety about COVID-19, what can I do?
27. What businesses can continue doing business, with social distancing, from the Parker County Declaration?
28. What businesses that individuals cannot occupy or be permitted to occupy, from the Parker County Declaration?
29. What all was included in the First Amended Declaration of Local Disaster due to Public Health Emergency from Parker County?
30. Is the city issuing Peddler Permits (sometimes called Solicitors Permits) during COVID-19?
31. Will the police stop me while driving to work?
32. What if I don't have health insurance?
33. Can I go to the park?
34. Can I go for a walk or run in my neighborhood?
35. How can I clean and disinfect my surroundings and laundry?
36. What are good examples of times when I should wash my hands?
37. If I am sick, do I have to stay home?
38. What is community spread?
39. Can I call the state to ask more questions?
40. Where can businesses receive guidance in preventive health, sanitizing, etc?
41. Should I cancel my trip?