Mississippi State Department of Health
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Even if your rapid (antigen) test for COVID-19 is negative, there are important steps to take if you have symptoms while you wait for your PCR test results.

You must isolate at home until PCR test results arrive if you have symptoms of COVID-19 or are a contact of someone with COVID-19.

If you are awaiting results from routine screening, but have no symptoms, you may return to work under the guidance of your employer (unless otherwise directed by the Mississippi State Department of Health).

Go Home and Remain Home After Your Rapid Test

Stay home until you receive your PCR results even if your rapid test is negative.

If You Have Symptoms of COVID-19

Follow these steps when your PCR results arrive.

If your PCR result is positive, you have COVID-19.

When your isolation period is over and your symptoms improve and you are fever-free, you may leave home and return to work. You do not need to be tested again in order to return to work.

If your PCR result returns negative:

If You Are a Close Contact

If you were tested because you were in close contact with someone who has COVID-19, follow these steps:

If your PCR result is positive, you have COVID-19.

If your PCR result returns negative:



Links referenced
Home Isolation Instructions for Those With COVID-19    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,9915,420,pdf/Self-isolation_guidance.pdf
Home Isolation Instructions for Those With COVID-19    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,9915,420,pdf/Self-isolation_guidance.pdf
Quarantine Instructions and Options for those with COVID-19 Exposure    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,9914,420,pdf/Quarantine_Guidance_12-11.pdf

Find this page at http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/index.cfm

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