Symptoms may appear 2 to 14 days after exposure to the virus. Consider getting tested if you have any of the following:
Fever of 100.4 degrees or higher
Shortness of Breath
Loss of Taste or Smell
Congestion or Runny Nose
Nausea/Vomiting/Loss of Appetite
When should I take precautions or isolate?
CDC recommends that people who have been exposed still take precautions to protect others, such as masking around others for 10 days and getting tested five days after exposure.
Isolation occurs AFTER a person becomes sick or tests positive, regardless of vaccination status. A person with COVID-19 is required to stay home, not go to work, and avoid other people, staying isolated in their own bedroom and using their own bathroom as much as possible.
COVID-19 doesn’t take a vacation. Travel can increase your chances of getting and spreading COVID-19. The CDC recommends delaying travel until you are fully vaccinated. Review the local regulations and pre-travel requirements (negative test for entry, complete vaccination) before traveling.