What should I do if I have COVID-19 symptoms BUT my test result is negative?

If you test negative and continue to experience COVID-19 like symptoms of fever, cough and/or shortness of breath you should seek follow up care with your healthcare provider. Your healthcare provider may suggest you need another test to determine if you have contracted the virus causing COVID-19. If you are concerned about your COVID-19 status after testing or think you may need follow up testing, please contact your healthcare provider as well. 

If you will not have an additional test to determine if you are contagious, the CDC currently recommends that you should stay home until three things have happened: 

• You have had no fever for at least 24 hours (that is one full day of no fever without the use of medicine that reduces fevers)
AND
• Other symptoms of COVID-19 are improving (for example, when your cough or shortness of breath has improved) Note: Loss of taste and smell may persist for weeks or months after recovery and need not delay the end of isolation
AND
• At least 10 days have passed since your symptoms first appeared.

November 17, 2021 | Comments Off

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