Should you get a coronavirus test before seeing friends and family?
Knowing when to get tested for the novel coronavirus before seeing friends and family can be confusing, especially as the nation lacks a cohesive approach.
Likely compounding any confusion is the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recent change to its testing guidance, which led to widespread criticism and further uncertainty around COVID-19 testing in general.
But as the pandemic drags on, some may be experiencing so-called “caution fatigue” and feel emboldened to see friends and family whom they have been separated from for months — making it important to understand the circumstances under which a COVID-19 test may be necessary.
“The challenge has been with testing — it’s not always easy to do and not always readily available in many areas,” Dr. John Whyte, the chief medical officer of the healthcare website WebMD, told Fox News. “You can’t be waiting hours for the test and then days …continued .
[Source: Fox News]