13451509, My hospital detailed our policy this week|
Posted by handle, Tue Jan-11-22 09:45 AM
We have reviewed the new order and determined that for everyone’s health and safety, we will not ask team members who have tested positive for COVID-19 and are asymptomatic to return to work.
For medical and non-medical facilities, HCWs who have tested positive for COVID-19 (by PCR or antigen test, including home antigen test) and are asymptomatic or have improving mild/moderate symptoms AND 24 hours have passed without a fever (off fever-reducing medication) can return to work:
As early as day 5 with a negative laboratory antigen test on day 5 or later OR On day 11 (after 10 days of home isolation) without an antigen test.
Please note that “day zero” is the onset of symptoms date or, if asymptomatic, the date of testing. Follow-up antigen testing is voluntary. A doctor’s note is not required for return to work even if you are off work for more than 7 days.
Employees with severe illness, or who are immunosuppressed, may return to work after 20 days of home isolation if symptoms are improving and 24 hours have passed without a fever (off fever-reducing medication). A doctor’s note is required in the case of severe illness or hospitalization.