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Exposed To COVID Over The Holidays? IDPH Says To Wait To Get Tested

With many people driving for thanksgiving and returning from trips, the Illinois Department of Public Health is encouraging people to wait a week before getting tested for COVID-19. Dr. Ngozi Ezike, Director of Public Health, says that if you got together with people outside of your home for Thanksgiving and think you were infected you should wait at least seven days before getting tested.



According to the CDC it can take up to 14 days to show symptoms after exposure, but Dr. Ezike says that most people who are infected will end up with a positive test after the seven-day mark.



The Illinois Department of Public Health is concerned about a spike and says that the numbers to watch will be around December 7th. 

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