Dr. Buffy gives an update on COVID-19 testing and the "why" behind the testing recommendations.

Updated: Jan 19

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Dr. Buffy Lloyd-Krejci (aka Dr. Buffy the Germ Slayer) is one of the foremost authorities on infection prevention and control in nursing homes and long-term care facilities. She is a frequent contributor and interview source for national and trade press concerning infection prevention and control and mitigation. In this video, she gives a "general public update," and talks about the latest science on testing and what the public health agencies are missing from their explanation.





What should we do regarding returning to school, going to work, gathering with family and friends, especially when we don’t have symptoms?

You might be asking questions like:

  • How can COVID-19 testing be used appropriately?

  • What about asymptomatic transmission?

  • How can we identify if an asymptomatic person can transmit COVID?

  • What if I’m positive for COVID and I have to go back to work? How many days after a positive test am I still able to give COVID to others?

  • How many days should I stay in isolation?

  • Do I want to test again after a positive test?

  • How long after testing positive for COVID should I take another test? Can you really test positive for COVID for up to three months?

  • Am I considered infectious if I keep testing positive for COVID? Should I test to get off of isolation? What does persistent positive for COVID mean?

We hope this clears up a few things for you. If you are symptomatic, you should remain in isolation for as long as the circumstances in your case require, and that is covered in the video above.


For up-to date CDC Isolation/Quarantine Guidance:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/quarantine-isolation.html


Research:

  1. Bays D, Whiteley T, Pindar M, Taylor J, Walker B, Williams H, Finnie TJR, Gent N. Mitigating isolation: the use of rapid antigen testing to reduce the impact of self-isolation periods. medRxiv. 2021. https://doi.org/10.1101/2021.12.23.21268326

  2. Persistent viral RNA shedding in COVID-19: Caution, not fear - EBioMedicine (thelancet.com)


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