Criteria for Healthcare Workers to Return to Duty
March 27, 2020
The Centers for Disease Control has published guidance for allowing healthcare workers to resume work after a positive test result or suspicion of infection. The guidance provides two approaches to approve an employee’s return: either two negative tests for an employee who is fever free and has improved respiratory symptoms; or 72 hours have passed since recovery and at least seven days have passed since onset of symptoms. The guidance, incorporated in a notice from the Kentucky Department of Public Health, also describes precautions that should be taken following the employee’s return to work. To learn more, click here.