As parents look to keep themselves and their families healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic, one of the big questions for moms is whether they should get tested. For those that decide to do so, there are a lot of factors to keep in mind. “Our current understanding is that if someone is exposed to someone else with COVID-19 and the virus is transmitted to them, symptoms can develop within 2-14 days after that exposure,” said Dr. Kris Deeter, Pediatrix-affiliated pediatric intensivist at Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno, Nev. “If you get tested when you are not symptomatic, and the test is negative, that does not mean that you are not going to get sick or become contagious. It only means that at that moment of testing, there was not enough virus in your system to have a positive test.”

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