COVID-19 Symptoms and Exposures: Know Where to Go
With schools back open, more children are being exposed to the COVID-19 virus. As a result, our Cook Children's Emergency Department has seen a huge increase in the number of parents bringing in children who have been exposed to COVID-19 but show no symptoms. We understand your concerns, however, children who aren’t critically-injured or ill should go instead to their pediatrician or a COVID-19 testing site.
The Department of Health and Human Services /Texas Department of Emergency Services has a quick tool for finding a location near you.
Positive and negative test results: what do they mean?
Click the links below to know what to do when your child's test shows that COVID-19 has been DETECTED (a positive result) or NOT DETECTED (a negative result). If your result shows INCONCLUSIVE/UNDETERMINED, it means the test was not able to give a clear answer.
If you have questions on your child's test result, please call your primary care doctor for more information.