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What are my next steps if I was exposed to someone in the past week who has now tested positive for coronavirus but I have no symptoms?

If you have been identified as a close contact to someone (within 6 feet for more than 15 minutes) who has been diagnosed with COVID-19, it is incredibly important to quarantine for 14 days to stop the spread of the virus. COVID-19 is most infectious two days before symptoms appear to 2-3 days after symptoms begin.

Answered by Dr. Rachael Lee, MD.