How Soon After Exposure To Covid Are You Contagious

COVID-19Common questionWhen do you start being contagious with COVID-19?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.

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Can an infected person spread COVID-19 before showing symptoms?

An infected person can spread COVID-19 starting 2 days before the person has any symptoms or tests positive. People who have COVID-19 don't always have obvious symptoms. A person is still considered a close contact even if they were wearing a mask while they were around someone with COVID-19.

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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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What is the incubation period of COVID-19?

Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after someone is exposed to the virus and can include fever, chills, and cough. Some people who are infected may not have symptoms, which is why everyone should take everyday preventive actions.

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What should I do if I have been exposed to someone with COVID-19?

Anyone who has had close contact with someone with COVID-19 should quarantine for 14 days after their last exposure to that person, except if they meet the following conditions:Someone who has been fully vaccinated and shows no symptoms of COVID-19 does not need to quarantine. However, fully vaccinated close contacts should:Wear a mask indoors in public for 14 days following exposure or until a negative test result.Get tested 5-7 days after close contact with someone with suspected or confirmed

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