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Other associated symptoms can include: fever This means means people have been infected with the virus in an area, including some individuals who are not sure how or where they became infected. The more people who share the same space as an infected individual, the more likely the virus will spread easier and faster to more people within the community.
Along with facial coverings in public spaces, social distancing, and proper hand washing, testing and contact tracing are the best available tools to limit the spread of COVID IMPORTANT: If you had recent exposure to a confirmed positive case, you must still self-quarantine for 14 days after the date of last exposure even if you test negative. This is because you may have tested too early for the virus to be detected. It typically takes a minimum of days for the virus to cause illness that can be detected in infected individuals, but symptoms are known to appear anywhere between days in infected individuals.
So why should I get tested if I have symptoms? Infected individuals spread the virus most easily when they have active symptoms.
If you do test positive for COVID and have completed all isolation criteria, you will not need to quarantine or isolate again if exposed to another positive individual for at least 3 months following your positive test. This is the type of test needed to clear individuals for work or school if they have symptoms but no exposure to a positive individual.
Antigen Test: This type of test detects specific proteins on the surface of the virus. While this is a reliable diagnostic test, if you do not have symptoms or feel like you do not have COVID and receive a positive result, you may want to get a PCR test to confirm your diagnosis. This test cannot be used to clear you to return to work or school.
Antibody Test: These tests detect antibodies made by your immune system to fight off an infection. They are used to determine if you had infection. COST: Call or visit the testing location websites to find out the cost for COVID testing some sites may require insurance information, some offer testing for little or no fee.
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