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A 33-year-old female asked:

I had similar symptoms last week. neg covid test on wednesda . hcw. had contact with positive patients and staff from thursday when symptoms improved. now since monday i have these symptom again. should i retest again?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Andrew Oswari
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Yes: yes. you probably should be tested again to prevent spread
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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
Retest: I recommend retesting in view of your exposure. As a health care worker you should isolate yourself from others until you know your retest results are still negative and/or you have no symptoms of any infections before you return to work. I assume you know your hospital's policy on this matter regarding reporting and being tested. If not check with your supervisor.
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Last updated Jun 25, 2020
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