The COVID test does not make your symptoms better or shorten the course of the illness. As of today, there also is no FDA approved outpatient treatment for this type of coronavirus. The test itself is mainly to help reduce the rate and number of transmissions of the virus. Employers many times need this test to decide who can safely return to work. Currently most children are not in school and many of their normal social outlets have been reduced. So, do children really need to get tested? The answer to who should be tested is found in the “Why?” Does the outcome of the test change the way you should live in this current pandemic? Does your spouse need the test to return to work? Does your child need a negative test to attend a camp, school, etc.? Will the person in question be spending time with somebody that is “at risk” for a poor outcome? If so, schedule them for a test. But if you have tested positive for COVID, and now your daughter who lives with you is starting to display symptoms, you should assume that she may have COVID and follow CDC guidelines. If she begins to look or act ill, then she should seek medical attention. Our position on this may change if, and hopefully when, an FDA approved treatment has been proven to be effective.