COVID is still with us. The following information is the latest guidance on return to work policy. More information can be had by following the link provided.
Individual guidance for your specific situation is to be provided by your medical professional.
Isolation and Quarantine Q&A May 24, 2023
Persons who have tested positive for COVID-19 can end isolation after Day 5 if:
Symptoms are not present, or are mild and improving; AND They have been fever-free for 24 hours (without the use of fever-reducing medication).
Table 1: Persons Who Should Isolate
|Persons Who Test Positive for COVID-19||Recommended Actions|
|Everyone, regardless of vaccination status, previous infection, or lack of symptoms.|
Persons in healthcare settings** should follow recommendations and requirements as listed below.
|Stay home (PDF) for at least 5 days after start of symptoms (Day 0) or after date of first positive test (Day 0) if no symptoms).Isolation can end after Day 5 if:Symptoms are not present, or are mild and improving; ANDYou are fever-free for 24 hours (without the use of fever-reducing medication).If fever is present, isolation should be continued until 24 hours after fever resolves.If symptoms, other than fever, are not improving, continue to isolate until symptoms are improving or until after Day 10. If the confirmed case has severe symptoms, or is at high risk of serious disease or has questions concerning care, they should contact their healthcare provider for available treatments.Infected persons should wear a well-fitting mask around others for a total of 10 days, especially in indoor settings.*|
After you have ended isolation, if your symptoms recur or worsen, get tested again and if positive, restart isolation at Day 0.
*After ending isolation (no fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and symptoms are improving), confirmed cases may remove their mask sooner than Day 10 if they have two sequential negative tests at least one day apart. If antigen test results are positive, the person may still be infectious and should continue wearing a mask and wait at least one day before taking another test.
Infected persons should notify close contacts to encourage them to get tested 3-5 days after exposure.