Testing is an important part of our ability to control the spread of COVID-19. If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or believe you have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 you should be tested for COVID-19.
If you have been exposed to someone who is COVID-19 positive, you should quarantine for 14 days from the date of your last contact. It is recommended that you wait at least 5 days from your exposure to be tested, unless you develop symptoms sooner.
Remember, if you are quarantining due to a known exposure or to comply with New Jersey’s Travel Advisory, a negative test result does not permit you to end or shorten your quarantine period, unless otherwise directed by your local health department.
Lastly, anyone who is awaiting a COVID-19 test result should quarantine until they receive their results.