🟢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