Positive Covid Test

After nearly two years of pandemic, figuring out what you’re supposed to do after receiving a positive test result is still tricky, and varying vaccination status among the population makes the questions more complex - Sumathi Reddy

Positive Covid Test

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What to do if you test positive for COVID, were exposed, or have symptoms

As of January 4, 2022 the guidelines now say that an individual who “has access to a test and wants to test” at the end of the isolation period may do so, but stops short of a recommendation to test.

So what to do if you’re positive?

If you test positive for COVID-19, the CDC now recommends that you isolate for at least five days, no matter your vaccination status. If you’re asymptomatic at the end of that period, it recommends that you end isolation without a test. Here’s how it works:

You tested positive, but don’t have any symptoms

This means you likely have an asymptomatic case, and while you might…

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