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  1. Jan 7, 2024 · Takeaways. If you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, you may begin to show symptoms after a 3-5 day incubation period. The amount of time will depend on the variant you were exposed to ...

  2. Feb 24, 2024 · According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), COVID-19 symptoms may appear anywhere from two to 14 days after exposure to the virus. A review of studies conducted from 2020 to March 2022 indicated an average incubation period for COVID-19 at six to seven days, ranging from 1.8 to 18.87 days.

  3. The time it takes for an infected person to develop symptoms after an exposure is shorter for the omicron variant than for previous variants — from a full week down to as little as three days or ...

  4. Jan 23, 2024 · It recommends waiting 5 days after exposure to test if you don’t have symptoms, then either test at home again in 48 hours if your first test was negative, or get a PCR test. Those who don’t ...

  5. Jan 20, 2022 · According to earlier CDC guidance, COVID symptoms can appear anywhere from two to 14 days after someone is exposed to the virus. Anyone exhibiting symptoms should get tested for COVID-19. Under ...

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  6. If you were exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19 or have been told by a healthcare provider or public health authority that you were exposed, here are the steps that you should take, regardless of your vaccination status or if you have had a previous infection. Learn how COVID-19 spreads and the factors that make risk of spread higher or ...

  7. Jan 11, 2024 · Step 1: Know about updated incubation times for JN.1. If you’ve heard that incubation times for the virus are getting shorter — that is, the amount of time between getting exposed to COVID-19 and testing positive for COVID-19 — it’s true. People are testing positive for COVID-19 more quickly than they were in 2020 when the average ...