If you are under doctor’s care, consult with your treating physician first to determine the best available option for you. The decision to discontinue home isolation for persons with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 should be made in the context of local circumstances.
If you have tested positive for COVID-19, DO have symptoms, and directed to care for yourself at home, you may discontinue isolation when:
- At least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared AND
- At least 24 hours with no fever without fever-reducing medication AND
- Symptoms have improved
If you have tested positive for COVID-19, DO NOT have symptoms, and capable of working from home, you may telework until the 10th day after you took your test. You may report to work on Day 11.
If you have tested positive for COVID-19, DO NOT have symptoms, and unable to telework, you may opt to remain home using your FFCRA leave until the 10th day after you took your test. You may report to work on Day 11.
However, it is also possible for you to report to work if you are positive, not displaying symptoms, or your symptoms have improved as long as you follow the CDC’s Safety Practices for Critical Infrastructure Workers Who May Have Had Exposure to a Person with Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19. This option to return to work with symptoms must be cleared through HR/Risk first.