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Testing

If you test negative

What to do if you test negative for COVID-19

Even if you test negative, keep wearing a mask and take every step you can to stay safe. You still need to follow safety steps:

  • Sometimes tests can be wrong. A test might not detect the virus if you get tested soon after being infected. This means you can have COVID-19 even if the test says you do not.

  • Talk to your health care provider and make a plan to stay healthy and be safe.

  • Keep taking important steps to protect others by wearing a mask, staying 6 feet apart, and washing your hands often.

  • If you visit others, keep the group to six people or less from no more than two households.