How Long After Exposure To Test Positive For Covid

COVID-19Common questionWhen can I start being around others after testing positive for COVID-19?You can be around others after:10 days since symptoms first appeared and24 hours with no fever without the use of fever-reducing medications andOther symptoms of COVID-19 are improving*

COVID-19 Quarantine and Isolation

Can someone test negative and later test positive on a viral test for COVID-19?

Yes, it is possible. You may test negative if the sample was collected early in your infection and test positive later during this illness. You could also be exposed to COVID-19 after the test and get infected then. Even if you test negative, you still should take steps to protect yourself and others. See Testing for Current Infection for more information.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) frequently asked questions

How long is the incubation period for COVID-19?

- The incubation period for COVID-19. Given that the incubation period can be up to 14 days, CDC recommends conducting screening testing at least weekly.

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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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When can COVID-19 symptoms begin to appear?

Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after someone is exposed to the virus and can include fever, chills, and cough.

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