To test or not to test? What to do if you're vaccinated and exposed to COVID-19

A woman spits into a vial.
Chalyce Brickford spits into a vial as she takes a COVID-19 saliva test Nov. 23, 2020, at a testing site at Ridgeview Elementary School in Bloomington.
Christine T. Nguyen | MPR News 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released new guidelines for those vaccinated against COVID-19. It says individuals who are fully vaccinated do not need to be tested, even if they are exposed to someone with the virus or with symptoms related to the virus.

“It's good news,” said Dr. Jon Hallberg, medical director of the University of Minnesota Physicians Mill City Clinic. “Keep in mind that people do need to get COVID tested if they've been abroad and they're returning to the states.”

Halberg spoke with MPR News host Tom Crann about the updated guidelines.

Click play on the audio player above to hear the whole conversation.

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