Although the CDC did raise the travel alert to Level 3 last week which recommends avoiding travel there, there is no mandated quarantine unless your state specifically requires it.
Guest and co-worker complaints about masks are occurring on a daily basis now. For this employee, we’d recommend they try a face shield. Research doesn’t support their effectiveness as COVID protection, but it will likely make guests and co-workers feel more comfortable.
It’s important to clearly communicate that you are closely following all of the best guidance regarding when it is safe for someone to return to work - at least ten days including 24 hours fever free without fever-reducing medications. Research supports that someone is no longer infectious after ten days (with some minor exceptions of very sick people who are hospitalized). Some clients are requiring one negative test but they are both difficult to get, results are taking a long time and some COVID patients are taking weeks or months to test negative.
Unfortunately, yes. We have seen a number of labs, clinics and providers who are having difficult times reporting results. Some hard copy results are lagging verbal + reports by several days! To verify, some employees are sending us screenshots of texts, forwarding voice mails or sending logins to the provider’s portals. Others just aren’t able to get written results without going to the clinic or lab which they shouldn’t be doing if positive. The good news is that for the most part, results hard copies are coming via email and can be forwarded.
Everyone is asking when this will end and there really is no timeline. But here’s an excellent read from Fortune about when we might see vaccines in the US which is a good predictor for when things will get back to some version of normal.
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