Can You Test Positive For Covid Without Symptoms

Get tested 5-7 days after their first exposure. A person with COVID-19 is considered infectious starting 2 days before they develop symptoms, or 2 days before the date of their positive test if they do not have symptoms. Get tested again 5-7 days after the end of isolation for the person with COVID-19.

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Can I spread COVID-19 if I have no symptoms?

Some people with COVID-19 have no signs and symptoms but can still spread the virus to others.

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How long should I wait to get tested for COVID-19 after being exposed if I am fully vaccinated?

- If you have been fully vaccinated and around someone who has COVID-19 (close contact), you do not need to stay away from others (quarantine), or be restricted from work unless you develop COVID-like symptoms. We recommend that you get tested 3-5 days after your last exposure to someone with COVID-19.

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How long will asymptomatic people test positive for COVID-19?

In general, asymptomatic people may test positive for 1-2 weeks, while those with mild-to moderate disease often continue to test positive for a week or more after this.

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Should I isolate if I have COVID-19 symptoms but my test is negative?

• If you have symptoms of COVID-19: - You may have received a false negative test result and still might have COVID-19. You should isolate away from others. Contact your healthcare provider about your symptoms.

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