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Employee Positive for COVID-19?

Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:37 am
by aturrell
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Re: Employee Positive for COVID-19?

Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:37 am
by aturrell
[Member Response]

The following is a link from the CDC website. It’s my understanding that if a positive test is found then the work area and perhaps the entire facility needs to be cleaned and sanitized.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nc ... ponse.html

Re: Employee Positive for COVID-19?

Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:38 am
by aturrell
[Member Response]

I think you should inform other employees with whom this individual had close contact (specifics obviously depend on the facts). But, I would not reveal a name unless he/she gives express release -- and I'm not suggesting this; I don't think you need to say a name.

I also think that you should clean -- I'm attaching the recommended cleaning instructions from the CDC.

As for quarantine, right now, the safest course may be, at the very least, ask the other employees (with whom there was close contact) to monitor and/or whether they want to self-quarantine. If it's a smaller group, you might even insist on it.

Re: Employee Positive for COVID-19?

Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:41 am
by aturrell
[Member Response]

This is an example from our company. See Attachment