If I am not feeling sick, can I have coronavirus and still be contagious?
It’s important people realize they can be infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus for up to 2 weeks before they feel sick. During that time they could spread the infection to others by shedding the virus as they talk, laugh and touch items in their daily life. That is why social distancing and wearing masks are important.
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