COVID-19 Testing

Who Should Get Tested?COVID Testing

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

COVID-19 tests are available at hundreds of locations across New Hampshire, with walk-in sites available. The Nashua Division of Public Health and Community Services (DPHCS) does not offer COVID-19 testing clinics.


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.

Test Results

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.


Nashua COVID-19 Testing Data

To learn more about COVID-19 testing data, visit the Greater Nashua Data Dashboard hosted on LiveStories.


For More Information


Questions? Call the Nashua COVID-19 Hotline: 603-589-3456