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Is there asymptomatic transmission of the coronavirus disease?

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Is there asymptomatic transmission of the coronavirus disease?

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How long does it take for COVID-19 symptoms to appear?

Symptoms usually appear 2 to 6 days after exposure to the virus. However, it sometimes takes longer — up to 14 days

What is the difference between people who have asymptomatic or pre-symptomatic COVID-19?

Both terms refer to people who do not have symptoms. The difference is that ‘asymptomatic’ refers to people who are infected but never develop any symptoms, while ‘pre-symptomatic’ refers to infected people who have not yet developed symptoms but go on to develop symptoms later.

What does being asymptomatic and presymptomatic mean in regards to COVID-19?

Asymptomatic means you don't have symptoms, but you're infected with the virus. Presymptomatic means you're infected, and you're shedding the virus.

What is a pre-symptomatic case of COVID-19?

A pre-symptomatic case of COVID-19 is an individual infected with SARS-CoV-2 who has not exhibited symptoms at the time of testing, but who later exhibits symptoms during the course of the infection.

Do I need to quarantine if I tested positive for COVID-19 within the past three months?

People who have tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 3 months and recovered do not have to quarantine or get tested again as long as they do not develop new symptoms.

Should I allow critical infrastructure employees to work if they have been exposed to the coronavirus disease?

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Can I be forced to work during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Generally, your employer may require you to come to work during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, some government emergency orders may affect which businesses can remain open during the pandemic. Under federal law, you are entitled to a safe workplace. Your employer must provide a safe and healthful workplace.

When should an employee suspected or confirmed to have COVID-19 return to work?

Employees should not return to work until they meet the criteria to discontinue home isolation and have consulted with a healthcare provider. Employers should not require a sick employee to provide a negative COVID-19 test result or healthcare provider's note to return to work.

When can I stop self-isolation if I have COVID-19 symptoms and test positive?

If your test is positive and you have COVID-19 symptoms, you should isolate yourself until you meet all these criteria: It's been at least 10 days since your symptoms began. Your symptoms have improved. You haven't had a fever for at least 24 hours, without using any fever-reducing medication.