Is it safe to visit high-risk family/friends if I tested negative recently?
Some people, including the elderly, immunocompromised, or those with another condition, are at a higher risk of being hospitalized or experiencing severe illness if they get COVID-19. Therefore, it is best to take extra precautions when planning to visit. Ideally, everyone who is planning to visit high-risk family/friends should take a test 24 hours before visiting and limit any more possible exposures after the test is taken. If you test negative one day but then get exposed to COVID-19 in the following days before your visit, you will need to be retested. In between your negative test result and your visit, be sure to practice other precautions such as wearing a mask and physical distancing.