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Sick? Here’s guidelines re COVID

By January 12, 2022No Comments
Key points:

-Rapid tests must be used only for symptomatic individuals who have had symptoms for over 24 hours and less than 5 days.

-Negative results just mean you aren’t testing positive for COVID – not necessarily negative for COVID

-Best defense is to be fully vaccinated, stay home when sick, mask and wash hands

If you test positive you should self report @

Isolation: If you are managing your illness at home you can end isolation when all three of these conditions are met:

  1. Fully vaccinated: At least 5 days have passed since your symptoms started, or from test date if you did not have symptoms. You should wear a mask even in settings where a mask isn’t required and avoid higher risk settings, such as long term care facilities and gatherings, for another 5 days after ending isolation. Fully vaccinated means you received both doses of a 2-dose series (e.g. AstraZeneca, Pfizer-BioNTech, or Moderna vaccine) more than 7 days ago, or have received a single dose of a 1-dose series (e.g. Janssen/Johnson and Johnson) more than 14 days ago.
    Not fully vaccinated: At least 10 days have passed since your symptoms started, or from the day you tested positive if you did not have symptoms.
  2. Fever has resolved for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication, such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen.
  3. Symptoms have improved.

Continue to isolate for longer if you have a fever or are not feeling better.