COVID-19 Employee Health Screening Procedure & Policy

COVID-19 Employee Health Screening Procedure & Policy

Recommended by Tompkins County Health Department

Supervisor will ask the following three questions, consistently, by phone, text, email, or app if available, of all employees before each shift:

1.    Have you had a recent onset of fever, cough, shortness of breath, or body aches?
2.    Have you been in the same room with a patient with COVID‐19 in the last 14 days?
3.    According to a health department advisory or recommendation, have you come into contact with a COVID‐positive patient?

If employee answers yes, they must not report to work.

Director will advise sick employees to follow CDC-recommended steps. Employees may not return to work until they have met the criteria to discontinue home isolation and have consulted with a healthcare provider and state or local health department. Documentation will not be required for return to work; however individuals will need to participate in mandatory screening of all employees.


Approved by the Board of Trusteeson May 26, 2020

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