Staff Protocol for Reporting COVID-19 Illness Guidelines
(as of July 13, 2020)
If you have:
- Tested positive for COVID-19, or
- Have symptoms including: fever, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, extreme fatigue, chills, muscle or body aches, headache, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, new loss of taste or smell, or gastrointestinal symptoms including nausea, vomiting and/or diarrhea.
- Live with someone who has tested positive, or is exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 within the past 3-5 days
- Alert your building administrator before you come on site, or have direct/in-person contact with staff or students, OR
- Alert your building administrator immediately if you have been on site within the last 3-5 days and/or have had direct/in-person contact with staff or students
- Staff members who test positive for COVID-19 and have symptoms, may return to work when they have had no fever for 72 hours without fever reducing medication AND when respiratory symptoms have improved (such as cough or shortness of breath), AND at least 14 days have passed since symptoms first appeared OR you have received two negative tests in a row, 24 hours apart OR you present a note from your physician.
- Staff living with someone who has tested positive may return to work after 14 days of onset of the household member’s symptoms, and the staff member must not be exhibiting symptoms.
- If you tested positive for COVID-19 but have no symptoms, you may return to work after 10 days if you have NO symptoms and do not develop symptoms, OR if you receive two negative test results in a row at least 24 hours apart OR if you present a physician’s note.
If you are unable to work due to one of the above reasons:
- Follow protocol for entering sick days into Frontline/AESOP, and
- Apply for a medical leave due to absences for more than 3 consecutive days.
Any information regarding a COVID-19 concern will be communicated to impacted individuals on a need to know basis. Notification to those potentially impacted must not include identifying information. ALL employees are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of another employee’s medical information.
STUDENT COVID CONCERNS should be reported to the building administrator to allow for appropriate support.