Covid-19: Negative Results
If you test negative for COVID-19, you probably were not infected at the time your sample was collected. This does not mean you will not get sick:
A negative test result only means that you did not have COVID-19 at the time of testing or that your sample was collected too early in your infection.
You could also be exposed to COVID-19 after the test and then get infected and spread the virus to others.
If you have symptoms later, you may need another test to determine if you are infected with the virus that causes COVID-19.
Arkansas Department of Health Guidance:
UPDATED QUARANTINE RECOMMENDATIONS
Individuals with probable or confirmed positive contact but NO SYMPTOMS are suggested to quarantine at home for 7 to 14 days.
Following their employer/school's guidelines, individuals exhibiting NO SYMPTOMS may return to work/school after 7 days of quarantine with a negative test or after 10 days of quarantine with no testing if no symptoms begin.