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Arizona state standing order will soon allow those with symptoms to get coronavirus test

Posted at 10:01 AM, Mar 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-17 18:22:37-04

PHOENIX — Arizona's Health Director announced that a state standing order has been declared that will allow those with symptoms to be tested, but dates and locations are to come.

Dr. Cara Christ said in a press conference that those with symptoms will be able to go to test collections sites without a physician's order.

The state standing order will basically mean Dr. Christ is your physician.


Dr. Christ said Banner Health is setting testing up with the state, but date, times, and site locations are still being finalized.

The state standing order does not mean a person can show up to a hospital, or healthcare provider and get a test. This order will be designated for the test collection sites they are setting up.