Source: Ohio Department of Health
At this time, there is limited information about reinfections with SARS-CoV-2. For individuals previously diagnosed with COVID-19 who remain asymptomatic after recovery, the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) does not recommend retesting within three months after the date of symptom onset for the initial COVID-19 infection.
For individuals who develop new symptoms consistent with COVID-19 during the three months after the date of initial symptom onset, if an alternative etiology cannot be identified by a physician, then the person may warrant retesting; consultation with infectious disease or infection control experts is recommended.
As a reminder, serologic (antibody) testing should not be used to establish the presence or absence of SARS-CoV-2 infection or reinfection, and the “gold standard” for clinical diagnostic detection of SARS-CoV-2 remains RT-PCR.