Getting a negative Covid-19 test isn’t a reason to relax precautions, US Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams said on “Fox and Friends” Tuesday.
Adams explained that it takes, on average, five days – but can take up to 14 – after a person has been exposed to the coronavirus for them to develop symptoms.
“Let’s just be real here. I would rather be around someone who just had a negative Covid test than someone whose status I didn’t know,” Adams said. “But a negative test yesterday or Sunday doesn’t mean that you’re safe tomorrow. It doesn’t mean that you can relax your precautions,” Adams said.
He said he wants people to continue following the three W’s: wearing a mask, washing your hands, watching your distance.