When can I return to work if I am diagnosed with COVID-19?

January 21, 2021

If you have had a confirmed case of COVID-19, notify your Market Manager immediately. You will be restricted from work until cleared to resume. You will need to provide a note from your physician to your Market Manager before you can return to work.

Under CDC guidelines, the following criteria will determine when a healthcare provider may return to work in a healthcare setting, however you should follow the instructions provided by your physician:

If you were tested for COVID-19 and tested positive: do not return to work until all of the following conditions are met:

  • Fever has been resolved without the use of fever-reducing medications; and
  • Improvement in respiratory symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath); and
  • You receive Negative results of an FDA Emergency Use Authorized molecular assay for COVID-19 from at least two consecutive nasopharyngeal swab specimens collected ≥24 hours apart (total of two negative specimens).

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