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You’ve been exposed to COVID-19, now what?

· COVID-19

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.

Here’s a link to a vaccine locator: https://www.vaccines.gov/search/

Sincerely,

Your Signature Healthcare Team

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