COVID Instructions

Instructions and Work Recommendations for those tested:

(This and the test result are your work excuse)

 

Significant exposure is defined as >15 min close contact (6 feet) with or without mask within two days prior to an individual who was symptomatic and subsequently diagnosed with COVID; or if the individual had no symptoms, 2 days prior to test date that was positive in the source individual.

Other exposures: Less that 15 minutes, handshake, hug ect.

 

If you have no symptoms and your exposure does not fit “significant”description:

Routine precautions including social distancing and mask as for the general population.

 

Individual with a significant exposure:

If you are asymptomatic:

Stay at home with self-isolation or seek additional medical care until test results reported. Then if:

            Negative test results

You should still remain in isolation until 14 days after your exposure because you could still develop symptoms or become positive if re-tested.

Positive test results,

stay at home until 10 days after test collected. Repeat testing is not usually advised in otherwise health individuals.

If you have symptoms:

Stay at home with self-isolation or seek additional medical care until test results reported. This also applies to those with COVID-like symptoms that are unusual for the individual even without exposure. Then if:

            Negative test results

may return to work at 10 days post symptom onset depending on employer’s and doctor’s judgement. If the symptoms are explained by another diagnosis, return to work may be sooner.

 

Positive test results

Stay at home with self-isolation or seek additional medical care until the greater of:

10 day since symptoms began AND 3 days since symptoms improve and fever resolved.

Repeat testing is not usually advised in otherwise healthy individuals.

 

Contact tracing: If your test is positive, you may have exposed others who fit the definition of significant exposure above. You have a moral obligation to notify them and they should be tested and follow these guidelines.