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    FAQ: Positive tests: Isolation, quarantine, and re

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    FAQ: Positive tests: Isolation, quarantine, and re-testing

    What happens after a positive test?

    If I don’t have symptoms, why won’t you do a second test to confirm that the first was not a “false positive?”

    How long will I have to isolate after a positive test?

    I’ve tested positive for COVID-19 infection; how soon do I need to be tested again?

    What is a “close contact?”

    I’ve been in close contact with someone who has tested positive; how long do I need to self-quarantine?

    If I’ve been vaccinated against COVID-19, do I still have to quarantine if I am identified as a close contact to someone who tests positive?

    What happens after a positive test?

    A positive PCR test has implications for both that individual and their close contacts. Here’s what happens in each case.

    I have no symptoms. Isolate for at least 5 full days after first positive test. Then wear a well-fitting mask at all times around others for an additional 5 days.I have symptoms of COVID-19. Isolate for at least 5 full days after symptom onset and until fever free for at least 24 hours. Then wear a well-fitting mask at all times around others for an additional 5 days.I am a close contact, and I am:Fully vaccinated and boosted, if eligible or tested positive for COVID-19 within the last 90 days: No quarantine necessary. Get tested at least 5 days post exposure or if symptoms develop; self-monitor daily for symptoms through Day 10.Unvaccinated or vaccinated but not up to date on COVID-19 vaccination including booster: Quarantine for at least 5 full days from last potential exposure; Get tested 5 days post exposure or if symptoms develop; self-monitor daily for symptoms through Day 10.

    January 11, 2022

    If I don’t have symptoms, why won’t you do a second test to confirm that the first was not a “false positive?”

    Public health authorities consider a positive PCR test to be a true positive, so a subsequent negative test would not change the requirement for isolation. Research has shown that infected individuals may be asymptomatic but still able to spread the virus.

    December 21, 2021

    How long will I have to isolate after a positive test?

    At least 5 days. If you are:

    Asymptomatic: Isolate for 5 days after the first positive test. Then wear a well-fitting mask at all times around others for another 5 days,

    Symptomatic: Isolate for at least 5 days after symptom onset or until you have been fever free for at least 24 hours, whichever is longer. Then wear a well-fitting mask at all times around others for another 5 days,

    January 11, 2022

    I’ve tested positive for COVID-19 infection; how soon do I need to be tested again?

    Once you’ve tested positive for the virus, you do not need to be tested again for 90 days from symptom onset, if you became ill, or from the date of your positive test, if you remained asymptomatic.

    However, if you develop symptoms of COVID-19 during that three-month period, and if clinicians cannot identify another cause for these symptoms, you may need to be re-tested at that time.

    January 21, 2021

    What is a “close contact?”

    The CDC defines a “close contact” as “someone who was within six feet of an infected individual for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period starting from 2 days before illness onset (or, for asymptomatic patients, 2 days prior to specimen collection) until the time the patient is isolated.”

    October 21, 2020

    I’ve been in close contact with someone who has tested positive; how long do I need to self-quarantine?

    If you are up to date on your COVID-19 vaccinations, including a booster shot, if eligible, or if you have had a positive test for COVID-19 in the last 90 days, CDC guidelines do not require you to quarantine, but you should be tested at least 5 days following the date of your exposure and monitor yourself for symptoms for 10 days. If you develop symptoms, you should self-isolate and be tested as soon as possible.

    If you are not vaccinated or are not up to date on your COVID-19 vaccinations, including a booster shot, if eligible, you must self-isolate for a full five days and then test. Even if you are negative, you should continue to wear a well-fitting mask around others at all times for another five full days..

    While you are quarantining, you must actively monitor yourself for symptoms and take your temperature at least once every day. You must continue this self-monitoring for a full 10 days from the date of your possible exposure to the virus, even after your 5-day quarantine has ended. If you develop even mild symptoms, you must immediately self-isolate and contact MIT’s contact-tracing team to arrange testing.

    Unless you develop symptoms, you do not need to be tested during the quarantine period. However, if you want to be tested, MIT’s contact tracers will work with you to schedule your test.

    January 11, 2022

    If I’ve been vaccinated against COVID-19, do I still have to quarantine if I am identified as a close contact to someone who tests positive?

    It depends. If you are eligible for a booster but have not yet received one, you are required to quarantine for 5 days. However, if you are up to date on your COVID-19 vaccinations, including a booster shot, if eligible, MIT and CDC guidelines do not require you to quarantine, but you should be tested at least 5 days following the date of your exposure and you should monitor yourself for symptoms for a full 10 days. If you develop symptoms, you should self-isolate and be tested as soon as possible.

    Source : medical.mit.edu

    Is Five Days of COVID Isolation Enough? New BU Study Has Some Answers

    New study of college students shows most people with COVID recover before five days—largely supporting CDC isolation guidelines.

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    Is Five Days of COVID Isolation Enough? New BU Study Has Some Answers

    Results show majority of those who test positive are negative before five days, but virus lingered in 17 percent

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    When the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said in January it was shifting its recommended isolation period for people infected with COVID-19 from 10 days down to 5 days, followed by 5 days of mask-wearing, there were some concerns or questions about whether 5 days of isolation was too short. In the pandemic’s early days, the CDC had started out recommending 10 days of isolation and 14 days of quarantine, so 5 days seemed like a significant reduction.

    Now, a new study from researchers at Boston University and Boston Medical Center offers some clues about whether five days is sufficient to ensure the broad safety of both those infected and the community at large. (BU’s COVID-19 policy mirrors the CDC guidelines.) The short answer appears to be yes—with a few caveats.

    Researchers tracked a cohort of BU students who’d tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 as part of the University’s broader testing program, asking them to self-perform daily swabbing and symptom screens for the next 10 days. The majority of those in the study who first tested positive were no longer positive after five days in isolation (in fact, most of them tested negative after three days of isolation). However, among 92 active participants in the study (all were fully vaccinated), 17 percent did still test positive after five days, which is why the second component to the CDC, and BU, guidelines—consistent mask-wearing for five additional days—remains vital.

    The study’s conclusion says the majority of the infected cohort had converted from positive to negative by day six, and that “rapid antigen testing may provide reassurance of lack of infectiousness.” Masking for a full 10 days “is necessary to prevent transmission from the 17 percent of individuals who remain culture positive after isolation,” the study says. The research is considered a preprint study, which means it is in the process of being peer-reviewed. But because of the urgency of any funded research involving the coronavirus, the researchers are making their findings public.

    The lead investigators on the study are Karen R. Jacobson, a School of Medicine associate professor of medicine in the Section of Infectious Diseases; John H. Connor, a MED associate professor of microbiology and a virologist at the National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories; Catherine M. Klapperich, a College of Engineering professor of biomedical engineering and director of BU’s Precision Diagnostics Center and BU’s Clinical Testing Lab for COVID-19; and Tara Bouton, a MED assistant professor of medicine in the Section of Infectious Diseases.

    The Brink spoke with Bouton about the study and the findings.

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    The Brink: Can you first talk about why you felt it was important to conduct this study?

    Bouton: There has been an ongoing collaboration with the Massachusetts Consortium on Pathogen Readiness, looking at COVID-19 viral variants and if they cause differing symptoms and duration of infection, and if we are seeing escape of the virus from people after being fully vaccinated and boosted. Essentially, how were the viral dynamics changing? Then, when we brought this to BU, they raised the importance of trying to understand the timing for release from isolation. Did a young, fully vaccinated university campus population need to remain in isolation as long as others? Isolation guidelines have changed, and we are only just beginning to understand the mental health impact of isolation, along with how long different individuals may remain infectious.

    The isolation guidelines changed a lot, from 10 days to 5 days, with strict mask-wearing. So, who participated in this study?

    The BU student body is a lot like the patient population we serve at Boston Medical Center. They can’t always socially isolate because of congregate living situations. It’s very difficult to interpret the guidelines in the context of roommates and other situations.

    Through generous support within the BU community, starting in the fall semester, we very quickly recruited a cohort and are nearing completion of our anticipated enrollment of 150 people. We are always looking for populations that are easier to access, so being able to readily collect samples from the campus community was important. We were able to work with the isolation dorm that BU set up. And then when the duration shortened for isolation, we transitioned to include off-campus collections, as well.

    So, the people in this study don’t necessarily reflect a broad swath of the general population.

    Right. This cohort is limited to young healthy people who presumably have optimal response to the vaccine. So, it’s not necessarily broadly applicable to those who are older or under-vaccinated.

    Did you find what you expected to find or did anything surprise you?

    One of the most surprising things to us was that we did not see a significant impact of the booster vaccine on the amount of time people remained infectious. At the population level, we know boosters are helping reduce infections. But that probably means the majority of the booster is helping to prevent infection, rather than changing how long it can be transmitted once you are infected.

    Source : www.bu.edu

    How long after I get COVID

    Testing positive for COVID-19 even without symptoms can be disruptive to life, but how long should we expect to test positive for?

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    How long after I get COVID-19 will I test negative?

    Testing positive for COVID-19 even without symptoms can be disruptive to life, but how long should we expect to test positive for?

    29 October 2021

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    Priya Joi

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    This is a question that millions of us have asked ourselves, and with good reason. Testing positive for COVID-19, even if we have been vaccinated or don’t have any symptoms, is incredibly disruptive to our lives.

    Unfortunately, many people can test positive for COVID-19 for weeks or even months, but there is good news: people are not likely to be contagious for that long, even if they test positive, and therefore are unlikely to transmit the virus to others.

    It means we have to limit contact with members of our household, isolate for several days, thus withdrawing again from daily activities, and disrupt travel plans. After nearly two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, life being thrown into constant chaos can feel exhausting.

    Positive does not equal contagious

    The time taken to test negative after contracting COVID-19 depends on the severity of the case, and also on the test itself. PCR tests that hunt out parts of viral genetic material (RNA in the case of COVID-19) in our bodies and amplify it so we can detect it are extremely sensitive and can even pick up the presence of few viral fragments. This is because fragments of viral RNA can remain in our bodies long after the infection is over and the virus has been cleared from our system.

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    Lateral flow tests that look for viral proteins called antigens are less sensitive and may be less likely to give a positive result several days after first infection. If we test positive on a PCR test but negative on an antigen test, then it's likely that we are not infectious and have just residual virus RNA.

    Unfortunately, many people can test positive for COVID-19 for weeks or even months, but there is good news: people are not likely to be contagious for that long, even if they test positive, and therefore are unlikely to transmit the virus to others. However, if we test positive on a PCR as well as on a protein-based antigen test, then we might still be infectious. This is because having viral proteins for a long time means that the virus is replicating and producing more of its core material.

    The World Health Organization (WHO) advises that people isolate for ten days after their symptoms start (or from when they are diagnosed if they are asymptomatic) plus three days after symptoms cease. There are exceptions to this depending on whether people are still symptomatic, says WHO: if a person is symptomatic for say, 30 days they will need to isolate until they are asymptomatic.

    It’s important to note that WHO still recommends that vaccinated people who have COVID-19 symptoms or people living in contact with someone who has COVID-19 should still maintain caution regarding social interaction, despite some countries changing national guidance on this.

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