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Posted on: January 4, 2021

FACT vs FICTION: What you should know about a negative COVID-19 test result.

🟢FACT vs 🔴FICTION 

What you should know about a negative COVID-19 test result.


🔴FICTION - If I get a negative result, I can see friends and family again and not worry about spreading the virus 

🟢FACT - A person can be asymptomatic and test negative and still have the virus; unknowingly passing it on to others 


🔴FICTION - If I am exposed to someone with COVID-19 today I will test positive for the virus tomorrow

🟢FACT - It can take 3-5 days after exposure before a test result will show up as positive 

Regardless of your COVID-19 test result, you must quarantine for length of time advised by your public health authority

For more information visit mass.gov/wait4results

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