Guidance for Employees Exposed to COVID-19

By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)– With many businesses and enterprises reopening, employers and employees are asking how they should respond if an employee tests positive for COVID-19. The answer is simple: the infected employee must stay home and self-quarantine for at least 10 days following the first appearance of symptoms.

In addition, the individual must show improvement in resolving respiratory symptoms (such as a cough or shortness of breath).  Once the employee returns to work, they should follow all public health recommendations, maintain good hygiene and continue to self-monitor for symptoms.

The County’s Department of Public Health has put together a detailed flow-chart for employers to reference, which can be found here. This information can and should be shared with the workforce.

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