CDC Information About COVID-19
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has provided guidelines on COVID-19 regarding when to get tested, incubation periods, quarantine procedures, symptoms, how to stay safe, and more. The CDC is responsible for the health of Americans and is made up of a group of medical and safety experts. Clear Results wants you to be informed about COVID-19, and we offer COVID-19 testing with fast and accurate results at our lab in Coconut Creek, FL.
FAQ About COVID-19 & The CDC
It’s natural to have questions about COVID-19. The information has changed frequently, but the CDC is the definitive source for all the information you need. Check out these frequently asked questions to learn more.
When Should I Get Tested for COVID-19?
You should get tested if you have symptoms of COVID-19. You should also get tested if you have been in close contact with someone with a confirmed case of COVID-19. Get tested if you have been asked or referred to get tested by your healthcare provider or a state or local health department.
What Is the COVID-19 Incubation Period?
The incubation period for COVID-19 is thought to be up to 14 days. The median time is four to five days, from exposure to symptoms onset. Many patients with COVID-19 develop symptoms within 11.5 days of infection.
What Are the Symptoms of COVID-19?
Symptoms range from mild to severe, with older adults and those with underlying medical conditions at higher risk of severe complications. Underlying medical conditions include heart disease, lung disease, and diabetes. Common symptoms of COVID-19 include fever or chills, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, coughing, fatigue, headaches, muscle or body aches, and more.
What Type of COVID-19 Test Should I Have?
The two main types of COVID-19 tests are viral tests and antibody tests. A viral test can tell you if you currently have the virus, while antibody tests can tell if you may have had the virus in the past. Rapid tests are available, so you don’t have to wait days or weeks to get your results.
What Are the COVID-19 Quarantine Procedures?
Stay home if you might have been exposed to COVID-19. You should stay home for 14 days after your last close contact with a person with COVID-19. Close contact includes being within six feet of someone with the virus for at least 15 minutes, providing at-home care for someone sick with COVID-19, sharing eating or drinking utensils, being sneezed on, or coughed on by a sick individual, or having direct physical contact like hugging or kissing.
How Do I Prevent Getting COVID-19?
There are multiple things you can do to keep clean and safe. Wear a mask that covers your mouth and nose when around other people. Practice social distancing by staying six feet away from others. Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds frequently and after touching, surfaces touched by others. Regularly disinfect surfaces that are commonly touched in your home. Stay home if you are sick, so you don’t infect others.
COVID-19 Testing in Coconut Creek, FL
Clear Results offers rapid COVID-19 testing and antibody testing by appointment at our lab in Coconut Creek, FL.