Based on the results of my antibody test, do I need to continue social distancing and/or wearing a mask? Can I visit someone who is at risk for severe symptoms of the virus?
Although having antibodies usually gives immunity from further infection, there is not enough evidence at this time to suggest that people who have these antibodies will no longer transmit the virus. There is no test that can tell you when to stop social distancing or isolating. Check with your primary healthcare provider or local health department to help determine when it’s right to stop isolation. Be sure to continue to follow federal, state, and local government guidance regarding social distancing, wearing a mask, and hand washing. You should also use caution or avoid visiting at-risk individuals like those above the age of 65 or with pre-existing medical conditions.