I just got an email from my primary physician. It starts off with:
On Monday March 23 the North Carolina public health authorities issued some important changes in recommendations:
1) People with Covid-19, or suspected Covid-19 SHOULD NOT BE TESTED to confirm the infection. The concern is that sick people getting tested may get other people sick—and that people who don’t really have Covid-19 might become infected while getting tested. We know that this is a confusing situation. We want anyone who has respiratory symptoms of new onset, or who has been exposed, to call us for a video visit with his or her provider. We will help you establish a game plan to deal with your illness.
Don’t get tested because coming in to get tested will either make you sick or make other people sick. Just stay away.
Our health care system is a flaming disaster.