Showing symptoms from the coronavirus — as well as its variants like omicron — are a sign that your transmission potential is high, according to Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
- She said that COVID-19 symptoms are a sign that people are contagious.
- Walensky said that “in the one to two days prior to the onset of symptoms and then in the two to three days after the prior onset of symptoms is really when the vast majority of transmission occurs. So in that five-day window is really where most of that transmission is happening.”
- “We want to get people back to the jobs, particularly the essential jobs, to keep society running smoothly,” he added.