I currently work in a healthcare setting. What is the criteria to return to work if I have confirmed or suspected COVID-19?
Before returning to work, please check with your facility’s protocol to determine if they have adapted specific guidelines based on the local circumstances.
The following is CDC guidance for the non-test-based-strategy to return to work:
- at least 3 days (72 hours) have passed since recovery defined as resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and improvement in respiratory symptoms (e.g. cough, shortness of breath); and
- At least 72 days have passed since symptoms first appeared
CDC Criteria for Return to Work for Healthcare Personnel with Confirmed or Suspected COVID-19 (Interim Guidance)