Test positive for COVID on an at-home test? It's now easier to report in Columbia and Boone County

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Columbia/Boone County Public Health and Human Services has launched an online form for residents to report a positive at-home COVID-19 test.

The form can be filled out at https://redcap.como.gov/surveys/?s=AALNETYJNC.

"We appreciate the Boone County residents who have been proactive and already reached out to us to submit their positive at-home test results," health Director Stephanie Browning wrote in a statement. "This new system will make reporting the results easier for residents and it will give us a better idea of how many people in Boone County are testing positive using at-home tests."

What information do you need to report a positive COVID result?

When reporting, the form asks for the date of the first positive test result.

The form requires basic entries including name, date of birth and demographic information such as sex and race. A parent, guardian or authorized care person is able to fill out the form on behalf of another person.

The person filling out the form should include a phone number, email and mailing address.

There also is a section where the department asks to identify whether you are a student.

If a person has recently taken multiple at-home tests, the health department asks that only the date of the first positive test result be entered. After you report the date of the first test, you do not need to report another positive result within 90 days.

A negative test result should not be reported.

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What happens after you report your at-home COVID test result?

Once the form is submitted, the department provides a link to an updated isolation guide for individuals who have tested positive, regardless of vaccination status.

The health department continues to urge anyone experiencing severe symptoms to seek medical attention.

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How to report your COVID test results by phone

Those without computer access can call 573-874-7634 to report a positive at-home test. Residents are asked to leave a voicemail with their name, date of birth, race/ethnicity, address, phone number, email address and date of test.

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This article originally appeared on Columbia Daily Tribune: How to report a positive at-home COVID test to Columbia/Boone County

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