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A 40-year-old male asked:

Person at work was tested positive with covid today, he started feeling symptoms on friday, i havent been in very close contact, but he is in the same office, i havent had any symptoms yet, must i go get a test done?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
COVID 19: What was exposure like? Were you close to infected person – less than 2 meters? Were you both wearing masks? Did the person appear ill? Sneeze or cough near you? Interaction less than 10 minutes? In a crowded or poorly ventilated room? – Even if answer is “no” to many of these questions, a direct cough or sneeze can get infect you.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
See below: Covid-19: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html Please contact your doctor by phone for further evaluation and mechanism for testing in your area. Wear a mask, stay away from others, practice hand hygiene. Be sure to get tested, if you get symptoms. If you develop breathing difficulty, go to the nearest hospital, immediately. Wish you good health.

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