- 1 How long do you stay contagious after testing positive for COVID-19?
- 2 What is the incubation period for the coronavirus disease?
- 3 What are some symptoms of COVID-19?
- 4 How long should I stay in home isolation if I have COVID-19?
- 5 Can children still go to school if parents tested positive for COVID-19?
- 6 How long should I stay in quarantine after coming into contact with a COVID-19 patient?
- 7 What are some uncommon symptoms of COVID-19?
- 8 Can I have COVID-19 if I have fever?
- 9 What is ‘close contact’ in context to COVID-19?
- 10 Who should get tested for COVID-19 after exposure?
- 11 Should I get tested after a close contact with someone who has COVID-19 if I am fully vaccinated?
How long do you stay contagious after testing positive for COVID-19?
If someone is asymptomatic or their symptoms go away, it’s possible to remain contagious for at least 10 days after testing positive for COVID-19. People who are hospitalized with severe disease and people with weakened immune systems can be contagious for 20 days or longer.
Based on existing literature, the incubation period (the time from exposure to development of symptoms) of SARS-CoV-2 and other coronaviruses (e.g. MERS-CoV, SARS-CoV) ranges from 2–14 days.
What are some symptoms of COVID-19?
People with COVID-19 have reported a wide range of symptoms, ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2 to 14 days after exposure to the virus. Symptoms may include: fever or chills; cough; shortness of breath; fatigue; muscle or body aches; headache; new loss of taste or smell; sore throat; congestion or runny nose; nausea or vomiting; diarrhea.
How long should I stay in home isolation if I have COVID-19?
People who are severely ill with COVID-19 might need to stay home longer than 10 days and up to 20 days after symptoms first appeared. People with weakened immune systems may require testing to determine when they can be around others. Talk to your healthcare provider for more information.
Can children still go to school if parents tested positive for COVID-19?
If you or anyone in your household tests positive, your child should follow your school’s guidance for quarantine. If your child also tests positive, they should not go to school, even if they are not showing symptoms. They should follow your school’s guidance for isolation.
How long should I stay in quarantine after coming into contact with a COVID-19 patient?
Anyone who has had close contact with someone with COVID-19 should stay home for 14 days after their last exposure to that person.
What are some uncommon symptoms of COVID-19?
Research has shown that younger people with less severe COVID-19 symptoms may develop painful, itchy sores or bumps on their hands and feet. Another weird symptom of the skin is “COVID-19 toes.” Some people have experienced red and purple colored toes that swell and burn.
Can I have COVID-19 if I have fever?
If you have a fever, cough or other symptoms, you might have COVID-19.
What is ‘close contact’ in context to COVID-19?
“Close contact” with a case is defined as living in the same house as a case, being an intimate partner of a case, being a caregiver of a case, or being within 6 feet of a case for longer than 15 minutes.
Who should get tested for COVID-19 after exposure?
Most people who have had close contact (within 6 feet for a total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period) with someone with confirmed COVID-19.
Should I get tested after a close contact with someone who has COVID-19 if I am fully vaccinated?
• If you’ve had close contact with someone who has COVID-19, you should get tested 3-5 days after your exposure, even if you don’t have symptoms. You should also wear a mask indoors in public for 14 days following exposure or until your test result is negative.