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COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

  • If you have COVID-19 symptoms, like the flu, you should isolate/quarantine until you get test results.
  • If you have COVID-19 symptoms and have a positive home test, you do not need to repeat the test: You are positive and you should isolate/quarantine per the Board of Health guidelines (currently 10 days, if symptomatic, and 5 days, if asymptomatic, followed by 5 days of wearing a mask when around others).Positive home tests should be reported at RapidTestMV.org 
  • If you tested positive for COVID-19, your results would remain positive for up to 60 days and even longer for some.
  • If you test positive and then are exposed again to someone with COVID-19 you do not need a repeat test because it will likely be positive.
  • If you have confirmed COVID-19 you don’t need a repeat test to go back to work. You will remain positive on a test for a period of time.
  • If you are positive for COVID-19, have been exposed in the last 14 days to someone who is positive for COVID-19, or have been tested for symptoms in the last 14 days, cannot receive a COVID-19 vaccine.  You can only receive a COVID-19 vaccine when none of these apply.
  • If you are directed to get tested for a COVID-19 exposure, please call 508-684-4500 for an appointment.  Do not wait until the third or fifth day to call. This is the period when you have the greatest chance to expose others to the virus.
  • Postpone in-person routine care such as annual physicals until you have a resolution of symptoms. Please call 508-684-4500 and we can convert your visit to a virtual visit or reschedule your care.

*Resolution of symptoms means your symptoms are either gone or almost gone, and you have no fever without taking fever-reducing medicines (such as Tylenol or Ibuprofen)

Updated December 29, 2021