Should contacts of contacts be tested?

No, being the contact of someone who has close contact with a person who has COVID-19 does not warrant testing. For example, you have a coworker whose family member is a confirmed case. You would not need to be tested. Despite coming into contact with the coworker, you did not have close contact with the person who actually has COVID-19. What you can do it monitor yourself for symptoms and practice good hand hygiene. 

If you notice that you have symptoms and feel that you need to be medically evaluated, contact your health care provider and stay home/do not go to public gatherings, work/school.

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1. I heard I can get tested for COVID-19 at a commercial laboratory (i.e., LabCorp and Quest)?
2. What is the process of getting COVID-19 testing at a commercial lab?
3. If I get tested using a test kit from a commercial lab, how long will it take to get the results?
4. Should contacts of contacts be tested?
5. What is a “close contact?”
6. I was at a conference/mass gathering and I heard that there are people sick from COVID-19. What should I do?
7. I am planning a conference/mass gathering. Should I cancel the event because of COVID-19?
8. I had a large event and heard that one/at least one of the attendees has COVID-19, what should I do?
9. How are school closures determined?
10. I work at a school in a different state. That state’s health department told all staff that we need to self-monitor. Should I do it even though I live in New Jersey and not the other state?