COVID Timeline: How Long You're Contagious, When to Quarantine and More
As people continue to recover from holiday gatherings and others return to the workplace in the new year, many are wondering what the timeline is like if they develop a COVID-19 infection or are exposed to someone who has.
When are people with the coronavirus most contagious and how long can they spread it? When should you get tested after exposure and how long should you quarantine, if at all?
Here's what we know.
When Are People with COVID Most Contagious?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued new guidance last month, shifting the timing for isolation and quarantine as some experts say the time frame when people are most contagious is earlier.
"It is taking less time from when someone is exposed to COVID to potentially develop infection. …
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