What happens when you get the coronavirus disease?
For most people, the symptoms end with a cough and a fever. More than 8 in 10 cases are mild. But for some, the infection gets more severe. About 5 to 8 days after symptoms begin, they have shortness of breath (known as dyspnea).
What does a positive COVID-19 antibody test mean?
Having antibodies to the virus that causes COVID-19 may provide protection from getting infected with the virus again. But even if it does, we do not know how much protection the antibodies may provide or how long this protection may last.
Where can I get the V-safe app for COVID-19?
V-safe is not an app you have to download — it’s a secure, online tool you can access with any smartphone. There is no charge to use v-safe, other than the normal carrier rates for your phone plan.
Where can I get tested free for COVID-19?
COVID-19 tests are available at no cost nationwide at health centers and select pharmacies. The Families First Coronavirus Response Act ensures that COVID-19 testing is free to anyone in the U.S., including the uninsured. Additional testing sites may be available in your area.
Can I test positive for antibodies without coronavirus disease symptoms?
You may test positive for antibodies even if you have never had symptoms of COVID-19. This can happen if you had an infection without symptoms, which is called an asymptomatic infection.
Where do I go to get tested for COVID-19 in Connecticut?
Testing is available in many locations throughout Connecticut. Anyone experiencing symptoms should contact their primary care provider. Anyone who does not have a primary care provider should call 2-1-1 or visit the CT Testing Locator to locate the nearest testing site. Tests are available free of charge.
Who can get tested with the free COVID-19 test in Connecticut?
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Should I get tested in Connecticut if I do not have coronavirus disease symptoms?
People without symptoms should not be tested for COVID-19. Testing individuals with no symptoms is not recommended by CDC. If you were with someone who does not have symptoms, the risk of transmission is very low. There are many respiratory illnesses circulating in Connecticut, such as the flu and the common cold. Having respiratory symptoms does not mean that you have COVID-19.
Can I get tested for COVID-19 for free in Connecticut if I don’t have health insurance?
You can find a testing site that will offer you a test for free, regardless of whether or not you have insurance, and regardless of documentation status. Locate a testing site at ct.gov/prioritytesting.
Can antibody tests detect current COVID-19 infections?
An antibody test may not show if you have a current infection because it can take 1–3 weeks after the infection for your body to make antibodies. Whether you test positive or negative for COVID-19 on a viral or an antibody test, you still should take steps to protect yourself and others.
Can I get tested for antibodies if I am sick of COVID19?
Antibody tests for COVID-19 are available through healthcare providers and laboratories. Check with your healthcare provider to see if they offer antibody tests and whether you should get one.
Can you recover at home if you have a mild case of COVID-19?
Most people have mild illness and are able to recover at home.