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You Got a COVID-19 Test, Now What?

As part of your COVID-19 test, follow this CDC guidance while you await your result.

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As part of your COVID test, review the information below from the CDC. This includes guidance you should follow while you await your result.

Remember, this is important – if you got tested because you have symptoms or were potentially exposed to the virus, you should stay away from others pending test results and follow the advice of your health care provider or a public health professional.

CDC Links for COVID-19 Information While Awaiting Test Results

Quarantine and Isolation – What Each Means and What to Do

What to Do If You Are Sick

3 Key Steps to Take While Waiting for Your COVID-19 Test Results

For Saratoga practices and/or Saratoga residents who test positive for COVID:

Please visit the link below for a copy of Saratoga County’s ‘Standing Commissioner’s Order for Isolation of a COVID-19 Positive Case,’ as well as for further information related to isolation, form to request ‘Isolation Release’ from the county, etc.

COVID-19 Isolation and Quarantine

Therapeutic Management of Nonhospitalized Adults With COVID-19

Standing Commissioner’s Order for Isolation of a COVID-19 Positive Case

Reminder: Who should get tested

The following people should get tested for COVID-19:

  • People who have symptoms of COVID-19.
  • People who have come into close contact with someone with COVID-19 should be tested to check for infection:
    • Fully vaccinated people should be tested 5–7 days after their last exposure.
    • People who are not fully vaccinated should get tested immediately when they find out they are a close contact. If their test result is negative, they should get tested again 5–7 days after their last exposure or immediately if symptoms develop.
  • People not fully vaccinated with COVID-19 vaccine who are prioritized for expanded community screening for COVID-19.
  • People not fully vaccinated with COVID-19 vaccine who have been asked or referred to get testing by their school, workplace, healthcare provider, state, triballocalexternal icon or territorial health department.

Please follow the above instructions while you await your test results, and continue to follow CDC and DOH guidelines of masking, social distancing, and hand washing.

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