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COVID-19 Fact vs. Fiction Flyer

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

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