Updated June 20, 2022 at 5 PM

IF YOU SUSPECT YOU MAY HAVE COVID-19, OR IF YOU TEST POSITIVE, PLEASE CONTACT YOUR MANAGER IMMEDIATELY AND CALL THE SICK LINE – (402) 609-2273.

COVID-19 Positive Team Member

  • Definition: Tested positive or diagnosed with COVID-19 by a healthcare provider.
  • Next Steps for Team Member: Must be removed from workplace until they meet return to work criteria & Ask team member to Contact Employee Health
  • Return to Work (RTW) Criteria (all the below must be met & plan confirmed with employee health):
  1. At least 6 days from date of COVID-19 positive test or symptom onset (Day 0 is onset of symptoms or positive test- whichever comes first)
  2. Resolution of symptoms (exception of loss of taste or smell) and fever free for at least 24 hours without medication.
  3. If approved to return to work at day 6, must have a procedure mask on at all times for the five (5) days following their isolation period. i.e.- No eating or drinking in breakroom, no cloth masks, etc.

Example: team member has symptoms starting on Sunday. Team member has positive test Monday Morning. Symptoms resolve Tuesday. No fever since Monday night and no fever-reducing medication taken. Day 0 would be Sunday (day symptoms started). First day eligible to return to work, due to no symptoms and no fever, would be Saturday (day 6).

Suspected to have COVID-19 or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19

Example: recent loss of taste, smell with no explanation, fever >100.4, unexplained cough with shortness of breath)

  • Definition: Active symptoms of COVID-19, no matter vaccination status
  • Next Steps for Team Member: Must be removed from workplace until they meet return to work criteria and ask team member to Contact Employee Health
  • Return to Work (RTW) Criteria:
  1. Negative COVID 19 test or At least 6 days from date the symptoms first appeared and at least 24 hours with no fever (without medications) and other symptoms improving (exception of loss of taste & smell)

Are you up to date on vaccination status?

Up-to-Date Vaccination, Close Contact with COVID-19, But No Symptoms

  • Definition: Individuals who have an up-to-date vaccination status and had had close contact with a COVID-19 positive person, but aren’t experiencing any symptoms. Close contact is identified as being unmasked and in contact with less than 6 feet of separation for a duration of at least 15 minutes over a 24-hour period.
  • Next Steps for Team Member: Team member can continue to work following universal precautions, ask team member to contact employee health, team member may be requested to test on day 5 if they had a high-risk exposure (ex: household exposure)

NOT Up-to-Date Vaccination, Close Contact with COVID-19, But No Symptoms

  • Definition: Individuals who DO NOT have an up-to-date vaccination status and had close contact with a COVID-19 positive person, but aren’t experiencing any symptoms. Close contact is identified as being unmasked and in contact with less than 6 feet of separation for a duration of at least 15 minutes over a 24-hour period.
  • Next Steps for Team Member: Must be removed from workplace until they meet return to work criteria & Ask team member to Contact Employee Health
  • Return to Work (RTW) Criteria (the below must be met & plan confirmed with employee health)::
  1. COVID test on day 5 post-exposure. If negative and not experiencing any signs and symptoms of COVID, may return to work.
  2. If approved to return to work on day 5, must have a procedure mask on at all times for the five (5) days following their isolation period. i.e.- No eating or drinking in breakroom, no cloth masks, etc.
  3. COVID test on day 5. If positive, go to COVID-19 Positive Team Member workflow above

If you are sick with COVID-19 or think you might have it, follow the steps below to help protect other people in your home and community.

Quarantine Guidelines

  • Stay home: People who are mildly ill with COVID-19 are able to recover at home. Do not leave, except to get medical care if symptoms warrant. Do not visit public areas. Get groceries delivered or pick them up and have them placed in trunk, etc.
  • Stay in touch with your doctor. Call before you get medical care. Be sure to get care if you feel worse or you think it is an emergency.
  • Stay away from others: As much as possible, you should stay in a specific “sick room” and away from other people in your home. Use a separate bathroom if possible.

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