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Should contacts of contacts be tested?

Last Updated: 05/25/2021

Being the contact of someone who had close contact with a COVID-19-postive person does not require testing.

For example, if you have a coworker whose family member is a confirmed case, you are not necessarily at risk. Despite coming into contact with the coworker, you did not have close contact with the person who actually has COVID-19.

However, testing is available to everyone in New Jersey.

It's especially important to get tested if:

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Note: Fully vaccinated people and people who have recovered from COVID-19 in the past 3 months do not need to be tested after being exposed to someone with COVID-19. In addition, fully vaccinated individuals and those who recently recovered do not need to be tested before or after domestic travel to New Jersey.