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

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CDC Criteria for Return to Work for Healthcare Personnel with Confirmed or Suspected COVID-19 (Interim Guidance)

When can I return to work after international travel?

Currently, the CDC recommends that all international travelers arriving into the U.S. should not go to work and stay home for 14 days after their arrival, monitor their health and practice social distancing. Before returning to work, please check with your facility’s protocol to determine if they have adapted specific guidelines based on the local circumstances.

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CDC FAQ for Travelers


What do I need to do if I have traveled or have plans to travel?

If you have recently traveled or plan to travel, please check CDC Travel Notices for international travel recommendations based on geographic risk assessment of country transmission level and possible restrictions. For cruise ship travel, check CDC cruise ship travelers for guidance. Though there are currently no federal advisories or restrictions for travel within the U.S., check your state or local governments for detailed information and additional guidance on travel issue orders.

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CDC COVID-19 and Cruise Ship Travel
CDC COVID-19 Travel Recommendations by Country
CDC Coronavirus and Travel in the United States
CDC Travelers Returning from Cruise Ship and River Cruise Voyages

Where can I get tested for COVID-19?

Testing locations and availability vary across the country. Decisions about testing are at the discretion of state and local health departments. If you have symptoms of COVID-19 and want to get tested, call your medical provider first. If you are currently on assignment, check with the facility you are assigned to and identify if they offer testing. If they do not offer testing, ask the facility for guidance on recommended nearby community testing locations. If you have exhausted those options, you can also coordinate testing through public health laboratories, or work with clinical or commercial laboratories.

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CDC Priorities for Testing Patients with Suspected COVID-19 Infection PDF
CDC Symptoms of Coronavirus
CDC Testing for COVID-19
CDC Testing in the U.S.

What do I do if I have COVID-19 symptoms or suspected COVID-19 symptoms?

Use your clinical judgement and take precautionary measures to ensure your safety and the safety of others from potential exposure risks. If you develop any fever (measured temperature > 100°F) OR respiratory symptoms consistent with COVID-19 (cough, shortness of breath, sore throat), you should immediately self-isolate, notify AMN (employer) and the facility you are working at promptly so they can notify their local or state public health authority and coordinate consultation and referral to a healthcare provider for further evaluation, if warranted. While on assignment, you are expected to follow the facility’s protocol for COVID-19 exposures/potential exposures.

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Interim U.S. Guidance for Risk Assessment…Patients with Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

Who do I contact if I have specific questions not answered here?

We have a committed team at AMN that is ready to support you.

Our amazing Recruitment, 24/7 Clinical, Customer Support and Credentialing teams are here for you. We’ve set up a dedicated hotline for healthcare professionals regarding COVID-19. Please don’t hesitate to use the hotline as your starting point. We are ready to help. Please call 800-887-1456.

What if I see a new assignment I want to take? Can I leave my contract early?

While we appreciate that you want to help, your current facility is counting on you to provide much-needed patient care and to fulfill your contract. Leaving your contract early could put your fellow colleagues in a position where they are not able to provide the patient care needed during this crisis. We are here for you as you prepare for your next assignment and we’ll continue to work together on the optimal position for you based on where you’re needed most.

Will I be paid if I am quarantined due to exposure with COVID-19 at my current assignment?

While an AMN healthcare professional is under quarantine due to workplace exposure, AMN Healthcare will provide pay, stipends and/or housing coverage where applicable during the duration of the initial quarantine period.

How is AMN managing the rapid changes happening with COVID-19?

AMN is working in partnership with Federal and State resources and following their guidelines. Be assured we are managing and relaying the most up-to-date information with you.

We are keeping apprised of the rapidly-changing health crisis and following the CDC and World Health Organization guidelines very closely. See more information about the status of COVID-19.

Will I be paid if the school I am working in is closed due to COVID-19?

If your facility closes, we are asking you to please be available for other needs within the district, market and/or to provide teletherapy to help meet the needs of the communities. If we cannot find another short-term assignment in the district/market or a teletherapy engagement, you will receive pay for up to 4 weeks, including pay rate, meals and lodging per diems. Compensation during spring break period will remain as previously communicated.

Have more questions?

If you are currently on assignment, please reach out to your AMN recruiter for more information.

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