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, etc.

 

If you have no symptoms and your exposure does not fit the “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 14 days post exposure depending on employer’s and doctor’s judgement. (because you could still develop COVID or become positive if re-tested)

 

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.