The Answers You Need to Keep Your Family Safe
New coronavirus variants and a rising number of COVID-19 cases mean many of us are again paying close attention to the news. We asked our experts for answers on safety and protection measures to take now, so you can keep yourself and your family safe.
Keep in mind that if you need care, our teams are ready to take care of you and your family with locations close to home.
COVID-19 FAQs: Masks, Exposure and Testing
When should I wear a mask?
Masks are an effective way to maximize your protection against COVID-19 and slow the spread — even if you're fully vaccinated. Wear a mask when going to work, school, the grocery store and other indoor public places, especially in areas where the delta variant is spreading fast.
What should I do if I'm exposed to someone who has COVID-19?
If you or a family member are exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19, your next steps depend on your vaccine status. If you're fully vaccinated, you do not need to quarantine. Wear a mask when you're in public, watch for symptoms and get tested in three to five days. If you're not vaccinated, you'll need to quarantine for 14 days while you watch for symptoms. In either case, get tested right away if you feel sick.
If I get COVID-19, how long do I have to quarantine?
If you test positive for COVID-19, you'll need to stay home and away from others for at least 10 days from the start of your symptoms. The quarantine period is the same whether you're vaccinated or not.
Will our vaccines work against the delta variant?
The COVID-19 vaccines are highly effective at preventing you from having a serious or deadly case of COVID-19, including from the delta variant. If you're fully vaccinated, it's still possible to get infected, but you'll be significantly protected against having a severe case or being hospitalized. You'll also likely be infectious for a shorter period of time.
I'm vaccinated but have some COVID-19 symptoms. Should I get tested?
Yes. If you feel COVID-19 symptoms, you should still get tested, even if you're fully vaccinated.
Get More Info on Our Coronavirus Resource Hub
We developed the AdventHealth Coronavirus Resource Hub with you in mind. Find the resources you need, all in one place, including:
- COVID-19 FAQs
- Differences between COVID-19, the flu, a cold or allergies
- The latest vaccine information
- Mental health resources