Columbus Health Professionals Offer COVID-19 Advice | Local
• Congestion or runny nose.
Rosenquist emphasizes the importance of COVID-19 testing for the overall health of our community, but also for the mental well-being of healthcare workers.
“I am really concerned about the overall mental health of the healthcare industry,” he said. “Doctors, advanced care providers, nurses and other staff care about their patients, and it is their responsibility to watch people suffer and know they don’t have to. “
Generally, Columbus health professionals recommend the guidelines below for when to get tested for COVID-19.
COVID-19 Testing Guidelines
– Anyone with signs or symptoms of COVID-19 should be tested, regardless of their vaccination status or previous infection.
– For people with symptoms, vaccinated or not, a rapid negative COVID-19 test does not completely rule out the disease. It may still be recommended to take a dispatch test and continue the quarantine until it is appropriate to return to work or school.
After known exposure to COVID-19
– A vaccinated person who does not have symptoms can continue to go to work or school, while wearing a mask and monitoring symptoms closely for 14 days.