Effective May 11, 2020, all employees reporting to work will self-screen for respiratory symptoms and take their body temperature before entering the building, as a precautionary measure to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
The employee’s temperature and answers to respiratory symptom questions will be documented, and the record will be maintained as a private medical record.
An employee who has a fever at or above 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or who is experiencing coughing or shortness of breath will not report to work or be sent home if at work. The employee should monitor his or her symptoms and call a doctor or use telemedicine if concerned about the symptoms.
An employee sent home or who has symptoms can return to work when:
- He or she has had no fever for at least three (3) days without taking medication to reduce fever during that time; AND
- Any respiratory symptoms (cough and shortness of breath) have improved; AND
- At least ten (10) days have passed since the symptoms began.
An employee may return to work earlier if a doctor confirms the cause of an employee’s fever or other symptoms is not COVID-19 and releases the employee to return to work in writing.
An employee who experiences fever and/or respiratory symptoms while home should not report to work. Instead, the employee should contact his or her immediate supervisor for further direction.