This one could be hard to automate in the way that you’re able to do with your employees. For now, we recommend a paper symptom survey. If you have a consistent, regular vendor or delivery driver, you might be able to ask them to complete your electronic daily wellness check (for example if you do those through ZHH or Zedic).
No. At this time, we are not excluding “second-hand” exposure. If the family member were to develop symptoms, we’d
When an employee either tests positive or is diagnosed as a presumed positive by a doctor, you’re going to need to identify whomever worked within 6 feet for thirty minutes or more from either two days prior to their symptoms, or from the day of their test if they were asymptomatic, and exclude them for fourteen days. Here’s a link to our Contact Tracing Action Plan.
This truly was the question of the day - we’ve probably had it hourly today. The answer, unfortunately, is 30 minutes cumulatively during a shift, according to Dr. Art Liang of the CDC. For those jurisdictions that are defining contact as 10 minutes or 15 minutes, it is also cumulative contact time and not uninterrupted contact time. So, if an employee spends 5 minutes chatting with a manager 6 times throughout a shift, that will still count as 30 mins of close contact.
Assuming they remained outside and were masked and stayed several feet away, the answer is that there is no need to exclude this employee from work.
Great question. Absolutely, you should ask the employee how they are feeling and what symptoms they have that they need Tylenol. It’s possible that they filled out their wellness check honestly and accurately (for example, menstrual cramps might be a perfectly good reason to take Tylenol and don’t require reporting on the form). But it’s also possible that they’ve started to feel ill during the shift, in which case you can and should send them home.
You already know we think Dr. Mike Osterholm and CIDRAP from University of Minnesota are some of the best info resources. Their new report on COVID testing is a must read.
So we’re hearing almost as much as haircuts (or the lackthereof) than we are about reopenings. This made us LOL.