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A 36-year-old male asked:

If a person has contact with a covid person how long does person need to wait to be tested? an employee was in contact and tested negative a few days later, do we still quarantine for 14 days? how long does virus need to incubate before being tested

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Testing policies : differ in different areas. Where I am at, the contacts can be tested once they are identified. Incubation is usually within 2 to 14 days. Once the employee is found to be negative, the quarantine has been lifted for healthy contacts. The CDC has provided guidelines for COVID 19 testing at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/hcp/clinical-criteria.html. However, state & local health departm
Last updated Mar 22, 2022
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