When to test
- If symptomatic
If exposed to a positive person within 6 feet for more than 15 minutes
(can be additive over the course of one day).
Should be tested even without symptoms but wait 2-3 days after exposure.
Rapid antigen tests can be done for patients who have been experiencing
symptoms more than 3-5 days after exposure.
(Vernon Express Care Only)
- Special circumstance, testing without an exposure for travel, work, etc.
What to do with results
- If positive, quarantine for at least 10 days and 24 hours after symptoms resolve.
- If negative, if you have been exposed, still need to quarantine for 14
days after the date of last exposure.
- If rapid antigen test is negative and symptoms persist, remain quarantined
and be retested after several days.
- If special circumstance, negative without a known exposure,
may resume activities but still masking, social distancing and handwashing.
- Special exception!! Healthcare workers with exposure and a
negative test may continue to work while self-monitoring for symptoms.
- Retesting is not recommended before 3 months.