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Best Practices

Best Practices

Best Practices

How Do I Keep My Essential Employees Safe?

Best practices for employers:

  1. Encourage employees to stay home when they are sick and follow proper hygiene.
  2. Send home employees who develop symptoms of respiratory illness while at work.
  3. Follow recommendations for return to work, including not requiring a doctor note or test result to return. Due to prioritization of specimen testing supplies, healthcare providers are not able to order tests for work clearance.

Employees who have symptoms of COVID-19 or have been diagnosed with COVID-19 should not return to work until:

  • At least 3 days (72 hours) have passed since symptoms have resolved without the use of fever-reducing medications, and improvement in respiratory symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath, and
  • At least 7 days have passed since symptoms first appeared, or since the first positive COVID-19 test, if tested.