Medical expert reminds of self-isolation after getting COVID-19 test

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CLEARFIELD COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — Penn Highlands Healthcare continues to stress the importance of quarantining while waiting to get results to your COVID-19 test.

The CDC states you should self-isolate at home or in a private room if you live with other people.

If you had a known exposure and test negative, continue to quarantine for 14 days as the virus has a long incubation period, and you may be become symptomatic during this time.

Dr. Shaun Sheehan, Medical Director of Emergency Medicine for Penn Highlands Healthcare, said responsibility and diligence will stop the spread of the virus.

“I can’t express it enough that really the way to beat this is for everyone to wear a mask, social distance, wash their hands, and avoid large gatherings,” he said.

If you test positive for the virus, you are infectious for 10 days after showing symptoms or your asymptomatic test.

Doctor Sheehan said self-isolate until the ten days are over and it’s been at least 24 hours with no symptoms.

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