What Should I Do If I Test Positive for COVID-19?

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Dr. Paul Offit talks about spring 2024 changes to the isolation recommendations for those with COVID-19. He suggests that those with any respiratory illness assume they have COVID-19 and stay away from others until their symptoms improve, including being fever-free for 24 hours. He also talks about when to consider masking and reminds listeners that those at high risk for complications from COVID-19 consider testing, so they can get a prescription for an antiviral treatment within the first few days of infection.

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