Who Should Get Tested?
We recommend individuals get tested if they have been:
- Exposed to someone with confirmed COVID-19 (within six feet for 15 minutes or more, regardless of mask use),
- Experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, and/or
- Referred to get tested by their healthcare provider or the health department.
COVID-19 Testing Locations
The City of Nashua Division of Public Health and Community Services (DPHCS) does NOT offer COVID-19 testing.
COVID-19 tests are available at hundreds of locations across New Hampshire, with walk-in sites available.
About COVID-19 Testing
COVID-19 testing is critical to measure the spread of this disease within our community and assist our regional response efforts.
Types of Testing
COVID-19 tests can detect either SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) or antibodies that your body makes after getting COVID-19 or after getting vaccinated.
- Viral Tests: Tests for SARS-CoV-2 tell you if you have an infection at the time of the test.
- Antibody Tests: Tests for antibodies may tell you if you have had a past infection with the virus that causes COVID-19. Your body creates antibodies after getting infected with SARS-CoV-2 or after getting vaccinated against COVID-19.
Whether you test positive or negative for COVID-19, no matter the type of test, please continue to take preventive measures to protect yourself and others.
- If you test positive for COVID-19: Stay home and follow this isolation guidance.
- If you test negative for COVID-19: You did not have COVID-19 at the time of testing. This result does not mean that you are immune from COVID-19 in the future.