Your Questions Answered
Question: Do I need to wear a mask and avoid close contact with others if I have gotten two doses of the vaccine?
Answer: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), yes it is recommended that you continue to mask and physically distance after vaccination. Not enough information is currently available to say if or when CDC will stop recommending that people wear masks and avoid close contact with others to help prevent the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19.
Experts need to understand more about the protection that COVID-19 vaccines provide in real-world conditions before making that decision. Other factors, including how many people get vaccinated and how the virus is spreading in communities, will also affect this decision. We also don’t yet know whether getting a COVID-19 vaccine will prevent you from spreading the virus that causes COVID-19 to other people, even if you don’t get sick yourself. Learn more on the CDC FAQ page
Question: What does it mean when the Wastewater Monitoring Dashboard says my building is associated with a positive wastewater signal?
Answer: If your building is associated with a positive wastewater signal, it may mean that there are one or more infected individuals in the building.
Please note that because multiple buildings can feed wastewater into a single sampler, a positive signal in a building does not necessarily mean there is someone infected inside your building. Further, in some cases individuals who have recovered from their SARS-CoV-2 infection can continue to shed virus into the wastewater for several weeks after they have recovered. Learn more about our wastewater monitoring program here
Question: Does UC San Diego Health offer COVID-19 test opportunities for the public?