Should I Get Tested For COVID-19 Before Seeing Family? | POPSUGAR Fitness

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Getting tested for COVID-19 won't ensure your family's safety this holiday season, as you could be exposed to the virus after you test negative.
As we head into the holidays, COVID-19 is more widespread than at any point in the pandemic. The growing number of cases has left many Americans wondering if they should travel this season or even gather with family and friends at home. The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has urged Americans to refrain from celebrating with anyone outside their household — but that hasn't prevented people from lining up in droves for COVID-19 testing.

"As expected, we are seeing an uptick in COVID-19 testing appointments and are therefore advising patients to make sure they plan their testing appointments as far in advance as possible, and really evaluate the need for a test based on their unique circumstances," Navya Mysore, MD, a physician at One Medical in New York City, told POPSUGAR. "There are a lot of nuances in terms of timing and the right type of test based on your situation, so we recommend talking with your primary care provider to come up with a plan best suited to your…
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