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COVID-19: Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some of the most frequently asked questions CMA has received during the COVID-19 outbreak. By default, the most recent answers will appear up top. You can also filter the FAQ by category. We will update this resource regularly.

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Can anyone with URI symptoms be told they do not have COVID-19 if there is a known wide variation of no symptoms to mild-severe illness?

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Due to the range in symptoms presented in confirmed cases, ranging from asymptomatic to severe illness, whether a patient has COVID-19 can only be determined through a positive laboratory test for COVID-19. See CDC Guidance “Interim Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Patients with Suspected or Confirmed Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Healthcare Settings” for additional information about infection control and triaging patients.

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