A note from rural America: I had to drive 2 hours to find the nearest covid rapid testing center. I waited in a parking lot in the rain for 4 hours to get the test which I still don’t know if my $320/month health insurance covered. I tested positive.
My parents, who had been exposed to me at a distance, needed to get tested for COVID & the closest testing center to Oark, AR said they might get their results in 7 days. Many of my parents neighbors in Oark are conspiracy theorists & refuse to wear masks.
Meanwhile, I called the health department to find out protocol for after I finished 14 days of quarantine. Should I get tested again to make sure I am negative? The health department said “no” and cited being overwhelmed.