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Occupational Health offers guidance about when to return to work after sickness

Dec. 28, 2023, 3:07 PM

As we move forward through the cold and flu season, Occupational Health Clinic would like to remind you that common viral illnesses such as viral upper respiratory infections, RSV, strep throat, and Influenza do not require a specific quarantine period or clearance for duty. When diagnosed with one of the illnesses listed, it is recommended that you stay home until you have been fever-free for 24 hours without the use of Tylenol or Ibuprofen (or other fever reducers), your symptoms have improved, and you are feeling better. You do not need to follow up with Occupational Health Clinic to return to work following these illnesses.

If you are diagnosed with COVID-19, you will need notify Occupational Health of your positive test through the RedCap survey on the website. You will need to complete the recommended quarantine time based on current return-to-work guidelines and complete the COVID-19 return-to-work process. For more information, visit the Occupational Health Clinic website on COVID-19.

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