“Following President Adams’ opening remarks, he learned that an initial negative test ended up being inconclusive. Upon learning this information, he wanted to provide clarification.
“President Adams has followed the CDC guidelines, and his symptoms have subsided, including not having a fever since Saturday.
“CDC guidelines state that individuals who test positive should isolate for five days and may resume work if fever free for 24 hours. President Adams took COVID-19 tests and had mixed results, which may have caused confusion. It’s not uncommon to test positive days after contracting COVID-19, and according to the CDC, a positive test after recently recovering from COVID-19 does not mean the individual is contagious.” – Deputy Chief of Staff Aundrea Peterson issued the above statement regarding President Adams’ COVID-19 status.
According to the CDC, mixed results can occur days/weeks after contracting COVID. CDC guidelines state “…people with COVID-19 should isolate for 5 days and if they are asymptomatic or their symptoms are resolving (without fever for 24 hours)…” The CDC also recommends a time-based strategy determined by symptoms instead of testing out of isolation due to the mixed results.