Anonymous asked in Beauty & StyleSkin & BodyOther - Skin & Body · 3 months ago

Should I get tested for covid ?

We work at the oil fields and one of our coworkers tested positive for covid .a place with a lot of people . They asked us if we were wearing our masks when 6 ft from him .. which we were .. ‘sun cover ups’ not masks . They just made us all get back to work .. and I’m worried Should we still get tested ? 

6 Answers

  • 3 months ago

    It's my understanding that if a person has a fever of 99.6 or higher and/or breathing problems, then he or she may be eligible to get tested for Covid-19.  

    How about calling some "urgent care centers" and inquiring whether they do testing, especially since one of your coworkers did test positive for the virus.  

    One usually needs to also call from the parking lot before entering the "urgent care" facility, and/or the staff might instead go to the car, including to do the test.

  • kelvin
    Lv 7
    3 months ago

    no you shouldn't

  • Anonymous
    3 months ago

    JHC, make a decision.  Two choices, it's not rocket science.

  • 3 months ago

    Testing is free pretty much everywhere.  so if you have any doubts, and you do, go get tested.

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  • Anonymous
    3 months ago

    Was your COVID positive co-worker wearing a face covering? Was he showing outward symptoms such as coughing, sore throat, fever, sneezing?

    Face coverings do not protect you from getting the virus. They keep people with the virus from spreading it to everyone else. If he was wearing something and showed no outward symptoms then you should be fine. Nevertheless getting tested just to be certain would be prudent and it would help reassure yourself and anyone you come in contact with. 

    It would be optimal if you isolated for 14 days after exposure regardless of masks or no masks. If you get the test and show positive then you will need to.isolate until you get a negative result. This is how places that have the virus under control get it under control; by testing, isolation and limiting exposure to others. By making everyone continue working your management team is making things worse, not better. If you have a union this might be the time to get them involved.

  • 3 months ago

    Get tested if you wish. If your employer followed guidelines, a test should be required before you return to work.

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