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Posted on: April 14, 2020

Return to Work after being Diagnosed with COVID-19

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Return to Work after being Diagnosed with COVID-19

People diagnosed with COVID-19 (confirmed by testing or based on clinical assessment and guidance)

  • Minimum of 7 days after symptom onset and
  • No temperature of 100.4 F (38 C) or greater for 72 hours (no antifever medication like acetaminophen) and
  • Other symptoms substantially improved (cough may persist for 1-2 weeks)
  • No need for a “clearance” or post-illness test

Employers should not require a health care provider’s note or any COVID-19 test for employees to return to work

Healthy people should not and will not be able to see providers and most people will not be tested

Information from Maryland Department of Health

3/18/20 – Per Clifford Mitchell, MD, MPH Director, Environmental Health Bureau, Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

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