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Workplace and Employer Concerns
Should I go to work? Should I send somebody home?
From Dr. Chris Spitters, Health Officer:
Employees should ensure they are fever-free and asymptomatic before leaving home and reporting for work. If they do not have fever or respiratory symptoms they may report to work.
While at work, if they develop fever (measured temperature above 100.0 F or subjective fever) OR respiratory symptoms like a sore throat, cough, or difficulty breathing, they should:
Employers in healthcare settings could consider measuring temperature and assessing symptoms prior to starting work. For others, relying on employee reports is acceptable in most settings.
Employers are encouraged to maximize telecommuting options for as many employees as possible, but particularly individuals at risk of COVID-19.
Additional recommendations to decrease social contacts in the workplace include: