Guidelines are per the Center for Disease Control

Employees who have symptoms when they arrive at work or become sick during the day should immediately be separated from other employees, customers, and visitors and sent home. Employees who develop symptoms outside of work should notify their supervisor and stay home.

Sick employees should follow the CDC-recommended steps. Employees should not return to work until they have met the criteria to discontinue home isolation and have consulted with a healthcare provider and state or local health department.

Employees may have been exposed if they are a “close contact” of someone who infected, which is defined as being within approximately 6 feet (2 meters) of a person with COVID-19 for a prolonged period of time:

  • Potentially exposed employees who have symptoms of COVID-19 should self-isolate and follow the CDC recommended steps.
  • Potentially exposed employees who do not have symptoms should remain at home or in a comparable setting and practice social distancing for 14 days.
  • We urge the employee to be tested now that testing is readily available
  • If the test result is positive, we can then trace who the employee was in contact with at work and advise those team members of potential exposure and to self-monitor for symptoms.

All other employees should self-monitor for symptoms such as fever, cough, or shortness of breath. If they develop symptoms, they should notify their supervisor and stay home.

Employees with COVID-19 who have stayed home can stop home isolation and return to work when they have met one of the following sets of criteria:

  • Option 1: If in consultation with a healthcare provider and local public health authorities knowledgeable about locally available testing resources, it is determined an employee will not have a test to determine if they are still contagious, the employee can leave home and return to work after these three conditions have been met:
    • The employee has had no fever for at least 72 hours (that is, 3 full days of no fever without the use of medicine that reduces fevers)
      AND
    • respiratory symptoms have improved (for example, cough or shortness of breath have improved)
      AND
    • at least 10 days have passed since their symptoms first appeared
  • Option 2: If in consultation with a healthcare provider and local public health authorities knowledgeable about locally available testing resources, it is determined the employee will be tested to determine if the employee is still contagious, the employee can leave home after these three conditions have been met:
    • The employee no longer has a fever (without the use of medicine that reduces fevers)
      AND
    • respiratory symptoms have improved (for example, cough or shortness of breath have improved)
      AND
    • they received two negative tests in a row, at least 24 hours apart. Their doctor should follow CDC guidelines

Employees will not be paid during their self-isolation. They may use available sick time, PTO, or Vacation Time during their time off.