With coronavirus infection rates on the rise in the Bay Area, an increasing number of people are isolating or quarantining at home. Although some medical experts are optimistic about the future of the pandemic in the Bay Area, they say the omicron surge is likely to get worse before it gets better. If you're caught in the thick of it — through infection or exposure — you might need a guide on what to do as you stay home, or recover. Here are the answers to frequently asked questions about isolation and quarantine. The test came back positive. Should I go test again? First, congrats on getting that test, because demand has made it difficult to find one. (If you're still searching for an at-home test , check independent pharmacies and big-box stores such as Walmart or Target in addition to drugstores, but chances are you'll be met with a printer-paper sign that they're out.) Don't bother getting a PCR test right away to confirm after your initial positive test . Not only are labs backed up, but those resources are best offered to people who can't afford or find an at-home test, said Dr. Jorge Salinas, an epidemiologist and… Read full this story
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