What Is The Incubation Period Of COVID-19?
Common questionWhat 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.
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.
COVID-19 Contact Tracing
Anyone who has had close contact with someone with COVID-19 should stay home for 14 days after their last exposure to that person.
COVID-19 Quarantine and Isolation
People with COVID-19 have reported a wide range of symptoms – from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. If you have fever, cough, or other symptoms, you might have COVID-19.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) frequently asked questions
- 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.
Overview of Testing for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19)