Know When It Is Safe to Be Around Someone Who Just Recovered From Covid-19


It’s a question being asked in homes across the world: When is it safe again to be near someone who has had Covid-19?

Like other infectious diseases, recovery time can vary from person to person, but experts recommend people follow the guidelines issued by the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Experts say a person who has recovered from Covid-19 should wait at least 10 days from the date of a positive test before going out in public again.

They noted that recovery periods can vary from person to person in terms of length and how people feel.

Experts say that even after recovering, people should still wear masks and observe physical distancing when in public.

The CDC says a safe time for a person recovered from Covid-19 to be around others depends on a number of factors.

Those who’ve had Covid-19 symptoms can be around other people at least 10 days since onset of symptoms if they’ve had at least 24 hours without a fever and  use of fever-reducing medications. They should also wait until symptoms have improved.

For those who tested positive but had no symptoms, they can be around other people 10 days after the positive test.


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