You’ve been exposed to COVID-19, now what?n
- While the COVID vaccines provide excellent protection against infection, hospitalization and death, “breakthrough” infections do occur in vaccinated people.
- This week, the CDC updated the guidelines and now recommends that fully vaccinated people with known COVID exposures be tested 3 to 5 days after exposure regardless of symptoms. You should wear a mask in public for 14 days after exposure or until you receive a negative test result, preferably PCR.
- Unvaccinated people who are exposed to COVID should quarantine and get tested unless they had a documented COVID infection in the last 90 days.
- Anyone who develops symptoms known to be associated with COVID should quarantine and get tested regardless of vaccination status or known exposure.
- Despite these recommendations, common sense dictates that anyone who has been exposed to COVID (regardless of symptoms or vaccination status) should avoid contact with people with weakened immune systems.
- We continue to strongly recommend that everyone get vaccinated as soon as possible to protect themselves and their loved ones from this deadly disease.
Your Signature Healthcare Team