How long after mild-to-moderate symptoms of COVID-19 are you contagious?
Available data suggest that patients with mild-to-moderate COVID-19 remain infectious no longer than 10 days after symptom onset.
What is considered a close contact of someone with COVID-19?
For COVID-19, a close contact is anyone who was within 6 feet of an infected person for a total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period (for example, three individual 5-minute exposures for a total of 15 minutes).
What should I do if I’ve been exposed to a confirmed case of COVID-19 if my vaccine is not up-to-date?
Stay home and quarantine for at least 5 full days. Wear a well-fitted mask if you must be around others in your home. Do not travel. Even if you don’t develop symptoms, get tested at least 5 days after you last had close contact with someone with COVID-19.
What are some of the first symptoms of COVID-19?
Early symptoms reported by some people include fatigue, headache, sore throat or fever. Others experience a loss of smell or taste. COVID-19 can cause symptoms that are mild at first, but then become more intense over five to seven days, with worsening cough and shortness of breath. Jan 27, 2022
Will I have to pay for my COVID-19 test up front?
See full answer The Biden-Harris Administration is strongly incentivizing health plans and insurers to set up a network of convenient locations across the country such as pharmacies or retailers where people with private health coverage will be able to order online or walk in and pick up at-home over-the-counter COVID-19 tests for free, rather than going through the process of having to submit claims for reimbursement. Consumers can find out from their plan or insurer if it provides direct coverage of over-the-counter COVID-19 tests through such a program or whether they will need to submit a claim for reimbursement. If you are charged for your test after January 15, keep your receipt and submit a claim to your insurance company for reimbursement. Jan 12, 2022
How long can loss of smell from COVID-19 last?
In most cases, loss of smell lasts only a few weeks, but for more than 12 percent of people with COVID-19, olfactory dysfunction persists in the form of ongoing reduction in the ability to smell or changes in how smells are perceived. Feb 3, 2022
How long does immunity last after the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine?
Antibodies able to block the omicron coronavirus variant last four months after a third dose of Pfizer-BioNTech’s vaccine, according to a study published Jan. 22 by bioRxiv. Jan 25, 2022
Why are Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine side effects worse after the second shot?
Side effects from both the Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines are more common after the second dose. This is because your immune system recognizes the virus spike protein from the first dose of the vaccine and mounts a stronger response. Oct 28, 2021
How much does a COVID-19 test cost?
The cost for testing should be covered by most insurance plans or through government-sponsored programs.For private pay patients, please contact your health care provider for cost to administer a COVID-19 test.
Where else can we find the COVID-19 tests for free in addition to COVIDtests.gov?
Self-tests can also be purchased online or in pharmacies and retail stores and may be reimbursed through your health insurance.They are also available at no cost through some local health departments and Community Health Centers.
What are some exemptions from the COVID-19 vaccine?
Some people may be at risk for an adverse reaction because of an allergy to one of the vaccine components or a medical condition. This is referred to as a medical exemption. Some people may decline vaccination because of a sincerely held religious belief. This is referred to as a religious exemption.
Who should not take the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine?
If you have had a severe allergic reaction to any ingredient in the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine (such as polyethylene glycol), you should not get this vaccine. If you had a severe allergic reaction after getting a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, you should not get another dose of an mRNA vaccine. 5 days ago
Do I need to get another COVID-19 test if I have a connecting flight?
If your itinerary has you arriving to the US via one or more connecting flights, your test can be taken within the 3 days before the departure of the first flight.
Can the CDC help me get a refund for travel expenses if I delay travel because of testing or vaccination requirements for COVID-19?
See full answer CDC does not reimburse or help travelers get reimbursements for travel expenses as a result of canceled or delayed travel because of testing or vaccination requirements for air passengers flying to the United States or other issues related to COVID-19. While some companies may base their policies on CDC’s travel recommendations or requirements, each company establishes its own refund policies. In some cases, trip cancellation insurance can protect your financial investment in a trip if you need to change your itinerary in the event of an international outbreak. Visit CDC’s Travelers’ Health website if you’d like to learn more about travel insurance, including trip cancellation insurance.
Can an airline deny boarding a passenger if they don’t have a negative COVID-19 test?
Airlines must confirm the negative test result for all passengers or documentation of recovery before they board. If a passenger does not provide documentation of a negative test or recovery, or chooses not to take a test, the airline must deny boarding to the passenger. Jan 12, 2021