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Dec 9, 2021

What to do when you have been in direct close contact with COVID-19

I have to explain this about 20 times a day… it will help me stay sane if everyone could read this, digest it and understand.

What to do when you have been in direct close contact with COVID-19:

  1. Quarantine in isolation for 10 days from your last contact with the sick person. This is not negotiable!
  2. Rapid Ag tests are ONLY done if people have symptoms. Anyone using them as an asymptomatic screening test is abusing them. They were NOT designed for that purpose. They WILL give a false negative in asymptomatic disease.

If you develop symptoms during quarantine book an appointment with a doctor to assess further.

  1. If you do not develop symptoms, you do not need to test. Complete your 10 days in quarantine and then continue life as normal. If you are super curious you can do a PCR LAB TEST on day 7-10. There is no point doing a PCR before this time due to the incubation period of the virus.
  2. Do not phone the local doctor and try to manipulate the system. The above guidelines are based on science and the way the tests were designed to be used.

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