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COVID-19 testing is a common topic of discussion these days. There are two types of testing - viral and antibody. Viral testing indicates if someone is currently infected with COVID-19. This test is usually done with a nose swab. Antibody testing indicates if a person was infected with COVID-19 in the past. It is a blood test. You can learn more about the types of testing on the CDC's website.
Whether you test positive or negative for COVID-19 on a viral or an antibody test, it is still essential to follow guidelines to keep ourselves and others safe. We continue to encourage individuals with Down syndrome and their families to follow CDC guidelines to get vaccinated, wash their hands frequently, maintain physical distance, wear masks, avoid crowds, and take good care of their overall health (regular exercise, healthy eating, good sleep, etc.).