Date Published: December 8, 2020
With changes in recommendations coming from the CDC, I thought it was a good time to give an update on our current recommendations and options.
Our state continues to use the old recommendations while it reviews the changed recommendations from the CDC. This means we still recommend a full 10-day quarantine for someone with COVID who is symptomatic. And a full 14-day quarantine for someone exposed to COVID who does not have symptoms.
One area of confusion comes when someone in your house has COVID. If you are not able to FULLY quarantine them to a room in your house, those without COVID or symptoms must complete a 14-day quarantine AFTER the 10-day quarantine of the person with COVID.
We will continue to offer rapid covid testing for our patients, billing insurance as usual.
For parents or other family members, you can learn more about our drive-up rapid testing option here: https://www.wholechildstl.com/covid-testing
While a positive rapid COVID test confirms a diagnosis of COVID, our office continues to recommend a PCR swab to confirm a negative rapid test, which takes 24-72 hours for results. We are finding a false negative rate of 10-15%, and cannot give clearance from quarantine without it.
I hope this helps!
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