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Did you test positive for COVID? Here’s how to keep your family safe

Patients who are testing positive are now dealing with the dilemma of how to keep those around them safe.

News 12 Staff

Dec 23, 2021, 10:58 PM

Updated 911 days ago

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Thousands of Long Islanders are being diagnosed with COVID-19 this holiday season.
Patients who are testing positive are now dealing with the dilemma of how to keep those around them safe.
Associated Chair of Emergency Medicine at LIJ/Northwell Dr. Adam Berman recommends those who test positive isolate from others for 10 days and follow guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The CDC suggests monitoring symptoms, staying in a separate home, not sharing personal household items and wearing a mask when around others in the house.
They say to consider the first day you began developing symptoms as day zero and count to 10 days from there.
Berman also stressed the importance of getting a vaccine and a booster to prevent a more serious case of infection.


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