Information for Faculty and Staff

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On March 23, 2020, Governor Whitmer issued Executive Order 2020-21, ordering all people in Michigan to stay home and stay safe. In Executive Orders 2020-42, 2020-59, 2020-70, 2020-77, 2020-92, 2020-96, 2020-110, and 2020-115, the Governor extended that initial order, modifying its scope as needed and appropriate to match the ever-changing circumstances presented by this pandemic.

CMU has created its Fired Up for Fall plan consistent with this guidance, closely working with our General Counsel’s office to ensure planning complies with our interpretation of these orders.

On July 28 Governor Whitmer issued two additional orders, E.O. 2020-160 and 2020-161. Given the scope and nature of serving a 15,000 student population on the Mt. Pleasant Campus, CMU is requiring a significant portion of its employees to return to campus. As such, CMU, consistent with guidance provided by our General Counsel’s office, has determined that it will follow E.O. 2020-161, consistent with E.O. 2020-160, which, with regard to work place safety, states:

  • Any business or operation that requires its employees to leave their home or place of residence for work is subject to the rules on workplace safeguards in Executive Order 2020-161 or any order that may follow from it.

CMU’s phased return of faculty and staff to campus work locations, which was designed in a measured and thoughtful way to support the health and safety of our community, remains consistent with E.O. 2020-161. Staff in some areas have continued to perform essential work on campus since Michigan's initial Stay Home, Stay Safe orders began in March. Many other departments transitioned to working remotely. As CMU has transitioned its focus on returning remote workers to campus, ramp-up looks different for various areas based on the type of work performed and the core activities they support.

Supervisors were responsible for creating a return-to-campus plan focused on their operations and staffing, and for reporting that plan to their vice president. These plans have been implemented and are consistent with the phased return implemented in June and July (outlined below) of employees who were working remotely.

-- Section Above Updated: August 2, 2020 --

Fall Classes

We are implementing the hybrid-flexible, or HyFlex, model for most classes this fall. CMU instructors will find resources at Succeeding with HyFlex Instruction at CMU and on the FAQ page. See additional tips and suggestions for moving face-to-face content to remote/online learning.

For instructors new to CMU, there are several how-to guides and videos in the Knowledge Base for using Blackboard, CMU's learning management system.

There are several Student Resources for Online Learning with tutorials, videos, guides and tools including Webex and Microsoft Teams. The Office of Information Technology has secured additional connections for specialized software used in some classes to be downloaded and installed on users' machines. Check the Virtual Lab configuration instructions to see if the software you use is available to your students.

If you are on campus and need a mask, click here to see purchase locations.

Classroom spaces and cleanliness

All of our learning spaces will be assessed for capacity and social distancing. Some classrooms will be reconfigured to allow for more space between students and faculty; some classes may be taught in larger venues. CMU custodial staff will continue to clean and disinfect classroom areas, and cleaning supplies will be available in each classroom so faculty and students may clean chairs and desks between classes should they wish to do so. Hand sanitizer stations will be available at main building entrances.

Procedure for Students Returning to Class

If, as a faculty or staff member, you receive a note from Student Affairs indicating a student has been cleared to resume their regular activities, that means Student Affairs, working with Health Services, has already cleared that student medically to return to regular activity. That process happens before faculty or staff receive the correspondence indicating the student is cleared to return to class.

Please note: Faculty or staff should not contact Health Services or Student Affairs to “verify” the medical sufficiency of a return to class note from Student Affairs or the date upon which the return slip is effective. While the attention to detail, urgency, and thoroughness are understandable; faculty or staff seeking redundant confirmation from these offices are creating a bottleneck of vital resources which are dedicated to other critical activity. These requests are, essentially, asking the Student Affairs or Health Services staff to redundantly confirm work which they have already performed.

Travel

  • Until further notice, faculty and staff travel for university purposes remains suspended, unless it is deemed essential by the appropriate division vice president.
  • Travel permissions will follow federal and state restrictions and the advice of CMU Health, as informed by CDC recommendations, particularly when travel includes visiting any identified high-risk location.
  • The traveler should be prepared to self-quarantine for 14 days after return.

COVID-19 Positive Case Management

Internal Communication Process

DEFINITIONS

Health official
The public health department, CMU Health Services and/or a personal health care provider.

Close contact
For COVID-19, a close contact is defined as any individual who was within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes starting from 2 days before illness onset (or, for asymptomatic patients, 2 days prior to positive specimen collection) until the time the patient is isolated. 

Procedure:

  1. Positive case is communicated to CMU representative (supervisor, resident advisor, residence hall director, faculty member, coach, trainer, CMU Health)
  2. Whoever receives notification from person who has tested positive must:
    1. Direct individual to not come to campus, or to go home if already here.
      1. If a resident of on campus housing, the CMU representative must report information to director of Residence Life.
    2. Direct individual to immediately, or first thing in the morning if after hours, contact supervisor and CMU Health Services or primary health care provider.
    3. Explain to individual that CMU Health will report the case to the Central Michigan District Health Department (CMDHD).
    4. Immediately call CMU Health Services to provide the name and phone number of the individual.
  3. Supervisor will:
    1. Contact CMU Health Services to confirm they have been notified.
    2. Explain to employee CMU Health Services will contact the individual to determine the appropriate actions (quarantine, additional testing or other guidance).
  4. CMU Health Services will:
    1. Contact the individual who tested positive to determine:
      1. Date symptoms began.
      2. Date positive test was taken.
      3. Where the individual has been on campus during the 48-hour window prior to noticing symptoms or getting tested.
    2. Assign a liaison to this case – someone from CMU Health Services or Risk Management, Environmental Health and Safety (RMEHS).
    3. Immediately contact CMDHD to:
      1. Report positive case and indicate who will be the liaison (CMU Health or RMEHS).
  5. CMU Liaison (see 4.b.) kicks off internal communications and data gathering by contacting:
    1. The positive-case individual and determining any coworkers, contractors or suppliers who may have come in contact with the person who has a confirmed case of COVID-19.
    2. The appropriate vice president’s office to allow them to assist with coordination and to make timely notification to President’s Office.
    3. The supervisor, if an employee, to coordinate and determine:
      1. An initial list of individuals who were scheduled in same work areas or same meetings within the prior 48 hours to identify who may qualify as “close contacts.” (Supervisors should not question co-workers directly; the Health Department will perform contact tracing).
      2. Known campus locations where positive person had been or worked.
    4. Student Affairs, if a student, to coordinate and determine:
      1. If positive person is an on-campus or off-campus resident.
      2. Class list.
      3. Organizations where positive person may have had "close contacts” (e.g. athlete, band member, Greek, RSOs, etc.).
    5. Human Resources or Faculty Personnel Services, if an employee.
      1. Human Resources and/or Faculty Personnel Services will refer supervisors to “Supervisor Quick Reference Guide for COVID-19” for guidance on expectations of employee before returning to work.
    6. Facilities Management Service Center to direct any facility closure or perform necessary cleaning following Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines.
    7. University Communications to add case to the Confirmed Cases by Week chart.
  6. CMU Health to keep EM Team informed of positive cases and trends.
  7. CMU Liaison shares close contact list with CMDHD.
  8. CMDHD takes over contact tracing and follow-up with positive cases and any close contacts.

 COVID-19 Guidance for CMU Supervisors

Supervisors SHOULD

  • Establish expectations:
    • Regularly remind employees that they are not permitted to report to work on campus if they are sick or have symptoms such as fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath or sore throat.
    • Send an employee home if the employee:
      • Exhibits observable symptoms and/or behaviors in alignment with a severe cold, flu or COVID-19.
      • Is otherwise “under the weather” in a manner that impacts their ability to successfully perform their duties.
    • Remind employees that they should notify the supervisor promptly via telephone if the employee tests positive for COVID-19 or if the employee is exposed to a close contact who has tested positive for COVID-19.
  • Explain to employees that the guidelines for requesting sick leave and/or Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) still apply. If an employee is unwell and unable to work, they should use sick time.
  • Maintain full confidentiality of any information obtained in connection with an employee request for leave based upon a medical condition, and maintain strict compliance with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requirements and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
  • Encourage a healthy workplace by promoting and requesting that employees adopt recommended infection control practices in the workplace.
  • Discourage interoffice conversations that:
    • Blame colleagues for spreading contagion.
    • Assume someone has COVID-19.
    • Mock those who have COVID-19.
    • Disclose the personal health status and medical conditions of others.
    • Politicize issues (i.e. face coverings, compliance with executive orders, etc.).
  • Refer employees to the Fired Up for Fall website for more information.

Supervisors SHOULD NOT

  • Ask employees to disclose personal health status or medical conditions.
  • Discuss, question or list concerns regarding an employee’s symptoms or perceived medical condition publicly or in open spaces.
  • Threaten an employee’s employment status based upon recent travel or based upon their exposure to somebody who is returning from travel.
  • Assume an employee has contracted COVID-19 upon return from travel.
  • Compromise their composure or leadership when leading in this challenging time.

Employee Not Feeling Well

  1. An employee calls in sick or reports feeling ill while at work. What do I do?
    • Supervisors may ask whether the employee has any COVID-related symptoms so that the supervisor can determine whether the employee must stay away from work.
    • Discussion should be limited to asking about the presence of only COVID-related symptoms.
    • Supervisors may not mandate that an employee not report to work because the employee disclosed, or the supervisor is aware of, a medical condition that is unrelated to COVID-19.
    • Supervisors shall not inquire about underlying medical conditions.

    If the employee reports COVID-related symptoms:

    • Direct the employee to stay home, or send the employee home, with instructions to immediately contact their health care provider or CMU Health Services.
    • Employee must follow the guidance of their health care provider or CMU Health.
    • Employees whose health care provider advises them to self-quarantine after a close contact may fill out the FFCRA leave request form or claim sick time; or they may request to work remotely.
    • Supervisor must report the information to CMU Health, 989-774-6589, during business hours, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
    • Offices and common spaces will be cleaned by custodial staff and as directed by CMU Health or Risk Management/Environmental Health and Safety, and in accordance with latest U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance.
  2. An employee tells me that a coworker who is in the office today isn’t feeling well right now. What do I do?

    Speak to the unwell coworker to learn whether the symptoms are COVID-related. 

    If the employee reports COVID-related symptoms:

    • Send the employee home, with instructions to immediately contact their health care provider or CMU Health.
    • Employee must follow the guidance of the health care provider or CMU Health.
    • Employees whose health care provider advises them to self-quarantine after a close contact may fill out the FFCRA leave request form or claim sick time; or they may request to work remotely.
    • Supervisor must report the information to CMU Health, 989-774-6589, during business hours, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
    • Offices and common spaces will be cleaned by custodial staff and as directed by CMU Health or Risk Management/Environmental Health and Safety, and in accordance with latest CDC guidance.
  3. What if the employee has one of the symptoms of COVID-19 but isn’t sure whether it is COVID or not?

    Many of the symptoms of COVID-19 are also symptoms of any manner of other health conditions. For example, a headache can be anything from dehydration to allergies to sinus infection, etc. Individuals must use their own judgment when assessing whether they believe symptoms they are experiencing could possibly be COVID-related. If in doubt, it may be best for the individual to stay home, monitor symptoms to see if they clear up or worsen, and to contact their primary care provider or CMU Health for further assessment.

Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19

  1. An employee reports they are being tested or have tested positive for COVID-19. What do I do?
    • If an employee has tested positive for COVID-19, the employee must not report to work.
    • Instruct employee to call their primary care physician or CMU Health, if they haven’t already done so.
    • The employee must follow the guidance received from their health care provider.
    • Inform the employee that CMU Health will report positive test results to the Central Michigan District Health Department, and CMDHD will contact the individual to determine appropriate actions.
    • Supervisors must immediately notify CMU Health, 989-774-6589, to report the positive test during business hours, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
    • Employees whose health care provider advises them to self-quarantine after a close contact may fill out the FFCRA leave request form or claim sick time; or they may request to work remotely.

    If the employee who has tested positive has recently been on campus, the supervisor should advise them to be prepared to identify close contacts with whom they have interacted 48 hours prior to the onset of symptoms or positive test, up until the time the individual started self-isolating.  

    For COVID-19, a close contact is defined as any individual who was within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes starting from 2 days before illness onset (or, for asymptomatic patients, 2 days prior to positive specimen collection) until the time the patient is isolated. The supervisor should tell the employee that CMU Health will be notified so that CMDHD can be immediately informed and make a determination as to whether contact tracing needs to be conducted.

  2. An employee tells me a member of their household has tested positive for COVID-19. What do I do?

    Ask if the employee has been closer than six feet to the family member for longer than 15 minutes and without a mask.

    If “yes,” direct the employee to stay home, or send them home, with instructions to immediately contact their health care provider or CMU Health.

    • Supervisor must report the information to CMU Health at 989-774-6589 during business hours, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
    • Employees whose health care provider advises them to self-quarantine after a close contact may fill out the FFCRA leave request form or claim sick time; or they may request to work remotely.
    • Employees should self-monitor for symptoms and temperatures and direct any questions to CMU Health, and/or their personal physician, as applicable.
    • An employee who begins experiencing any COVID-related symptoms should immediately report that to their primary care provider or CMU Health.
    • Employee should also immediately report that to their supervisor.
  3. An employee tells me they want to be tested for COVID-19. What do I tell them?
    • Tell the employee that this is a personal decision. If they want to be tested, they can arrange that through a local resource or possibly through their health care provider.
    • If the employee wishes to be tested out of a concern about exposure in the workplace, refer the employee to CMU Health.

    “Close Contact” with COVID-Positive Source

    “Close Contact” defined

    For COVID-19, a close contact is defined as any individual who was within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes starting from 2 days before illness onset (or, for asymptomatic patients, 2 days prior to positive specimen collection) until the time the patient is isolated. 

    CMU Health is the unit authorized to take the lead on addressing “close contact” situations. Once notified by a supervisor of a possible “close contact” circumstance, CMU Health will:

    • Reach out to the employee to confirm the date the positive test was taken and when results were reported, take information on symptoms and when they first started, and develop data needed for contact tracing (i.e., where/when/with whom during the 48 hour period of the test administration date or the symptoms onset date).
    • Assign a CMU Health liaison to the case.
    • Report information to CMDHD.
  4. An employee was exposed to a person with a confirmed case of COVID-19. Is that employee allowed to come to work on campus?

    If an employee has been advised by a public health or other authority that they are determined to meet the criteria of a “close contact” with a known COVID-exposure case:

    • Employee must be directed to stay home or go home if they are at work when notified.
    • Employee should contact their health care provider or CMU Health.
    • Employees whose health care provider advises them to self-quarantine after a close contact may fill out the FFCRA leave request form or claim sick time; or they may request to work remotely.
    • Employees should self-monitor for symptoms and temperatures and direct any questions to CMU Health, and/or their personal physician, as applicable.
    • An employee who begins experiencing any COVID-related symptoms should immediately report that to their primary care provider or CMU Health.
    • Employee should also immediately report that to their supervisor.
  5. An employee reports that another employee said they thought they’d been exposed to COVID-19, but that fellow employee is still present in the workplace. What do I do?

    Speak to the coworker who thought they’d been exposed to COVID-19 to learn more about their concerns. 

    If that employee is demonstrating COVID-19 symptoms:

    • Direct the employee to stay home, or send the employee home, with instructions to immediately contact their health care provider or CMU Health.
    • Employee must follow the guidance of the health care provider or CMU Health.
    • Employees whose health care provider advises them to self-quarantine after a close contact may fill out the FFCRA leave request form or claim sick time; or they may request to work remotely.
    • Supervisor must report the information to CMU Health at 989-774-6589 during business hours, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
    • Offices and common spaces will be cleaned by custodial staff and as directed by CMU Health or Risk Management/Environmental Health and Safety, and in accordance with latest CDC guidance.

Return-to-Work Criteria

  1. An employee has been out with COVID-19 symptoms but was not tested or tested negative. When can they return to the workplace?
    • When a health care provider has directed the employee to self-quarantine due to symptoms, employees must meet all of the following criteria before returning to the workplace:
    1. At least 24 hours have passed since recovery, defined as resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications.
    2. Improvement in respiratory symptoms — e.g., cough, shortness of breath.
    3. At least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared.
    • A return-to-work slip from an appropriate health official will be required before the employee will be allowed to return to the workplace.
  2. An employee has been out due to a positive COVID-19 test result. When can they return to work?

    Based on CDC guidance, the employee may return to work only after all of the following conditions are met:

    • If they tested positive and have no symptoms:
      1. At least 10 days have passed since the date of their positive test without symptoms appearing.
    • If they tested positive and also have symptoms:
      1. At least 24 hours have passed since recovery, defined as resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications.
      2. Improvement in respiratory symptoms.
      3. At least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared.
    • For all employees who have tested positive (with or without symptoms), a return-to-work slip from an appropriate health official — the regional Health Department, CMU Health Services or a personal health care provider — will be required before the employee will be allowed to return to the workplace.
  3. An employee was identified as a “close contact” and was directed to self-quarantine. When can they return to work?
    • If an employee who has been identified by the Health Department or health care provider as a “close contact” has completed a 14-day self-quarantine without developing symptoms, the employee may return to work after the 14th day without a return-to-work slip from an appropriate health official.
    • If an employee who has been identified by the Health Department or health care provider as a “close contact” develops symptoms or tests positive during the self-quarantine, the employee must follow the requirements of their health care provider or CMU Health. See the guidance above for an employee with COVID-19 symptoms or a positive test result.
      1. An employee who has developed COVID-19 symptoms or a positive test result will require a return-to-work slip from an appropriate health official before the employee will be allowed to return to the workplace.

Responding to Concerns About Coworkers

  1. Peers and colleagues are expressing worry and concern upon learning a coworker is out ill who may have COVID-19, or upon being in the workplace with someone who had or may have had COVID-19. What do I do?

    Peers and colleagues may express worry and concern upon learning of this news – either from their infected colleagues, themselves, or through the rumor mill. Supervisors can address this issue and let others know that if cases emerge at CMU, CMU Health and the Health Department will determine if contact tracing is warranted. They should be told there is no action they need to take unless notified otherwise by the Health Department.

    Because employee well-being, privacy and workplace safety remain priorities at all times, no additional information should be provided. The language below is offered as an example:

    “If any cases emerge among the university community, CMU Health and CMDHD will determine if contact tracing is warranted. If you don’t receive a notification from CMU Health or CMDHD, there is no further action needed on your part. Please continue to monitor yourself closely for symptoms and practice disease prevention behaviors such as wearing a face covering, hand washing and social distancing. Should you not feel well, please stay home and contact your primary care provider or CMU Health.”

  2. An employee reports that they have a family member who has characteristics consistent with the CDC definition of “high-risk” population and is concerned about working where they could be exposed to COVID-19 and bring it back to their home. What do I do?
    • Encourage employee to observe requirements for face coverings, social distancing and frequent handwashing.
    • Consider remote work, if practical.

CMU Communication of Positive Cases

As was explained in the June 25 email from Dr. George Kikano, CMU has established a communications protocol related to the prevalence of COVID-19 cases within the university community.

CMU will communicate with individual campus constituents directly impacted by a positive COVID-19 case, with guidance from the CMDHD.

Weekly COVID-19 updates will be developed and distributed to the campus community from Dr. Kikano – if needed, based on the progression of positive cases. These updates may include:

  • Overview of the number of cases in the campus community.
  • Updates on COVID-related executive orders and/or updated health guidelines (CDC or Health Department guidelines).
  • Information on CMU-related decisions and certain operational changes.

University Communications will respond to media inquiries to confirm if cases have been identified on campus from a broad perspective and will protect the privacy of individuals in not disclosing details that may identify faculty, staff or students who test positive.

You may receive questions about where individuals who test positive for COVID-19 have worked on campus. At this time, although CMU will report an updated count of the number of positive cases on campus, the university will not disclose specific locations of infected individuals for the following reasons:

  • To protect the privacy of the infected individual, no identifying information will be shared, including the location of their workspace.
  • CMU is working with the CMHDH to conduct thorough contact tracing. Individuals who are at risk for exposure will be contacted by the Health Department.
  • According to the CDC, individuals who have not been in close contact with an infected person within 48 hours of the person having symptoms or testing positive may continue to report to work.
  • By following the personal safety practices outlined by the CDC, which include handwashing, wearing a face covering and maintaining social distancing, most individuals can reduce their risk of exposure to the virus.

Remember: Every daily activity conducted outside the home carries some risk of exposure, including visits to the grocery store, gas station and the homes of neighbors, friends and family. Taking personal precautions such as wearing a face covering, frequent handwashing and personal disinfection are important steps to stay safe.

Expectations of Supervisors and Action Steps – Quick Guide

It is critical that supervisors know the full protocol for how positive cases are handled to:

  • Ensure they follow that protocol should a case arise in their area.
  • Help lessen fears their employees may have.

It is important that supervisors communicate with their direct reports in a manner that is consistent with CMU’s established protocols so that we:

  • Maintain consistent messaging throughout the university.
  • Maintain reassuring and appropriate communication with employees.
  • Minimize potential anxiety experienced by employees.
  • Maintain behavior consistent with CMU Leadership Standards.

How to address issues of noncompliance

What are you going to do when you see someone without a face covering when they should be wearing one? Most of the time just a friendly reminder is all that is needed, but even those conversations can be difficult to start. But what about the difficult situations where someone simply doesn’t want to comply with our protocols, or the person is two reporting levels above you? Listen in on the recording of a panel discussion with Harley Blake, Jeff Calhoun, Dean Richard Rothaus, and Tony Voisin for tips and answers to these questions and more.

Watch panel discussion (Global ID required)


Supervisor FAQ for Potential COVID-19 Scenarios

  1. What action do I take when an employee answers “Yes” to any of the COVID-19 screening questions or I suspect someone is ill with COVID-19 related symptoms?
    • Immediately send the employee home and encourage them to self-quarantine.
    • Instruct the employee to contact their own health care provider, or if they can’t get in to their health care provider, instruct them to call 989-774-6584 for a free screening call with a CMU Health care provider.
    • The provider will give further direction on the next actions to be taken.
  2. What do I tell other employees regarding their peer’s absence?
    • Reasons for employees being absent are confidential unless the absent employee chooses to share. It can only be said “Pat will not be at work today.”
  3. What action do I take if an ill employee tells me their COVID test has come back “positive?”
    • Immediately notify CMU Health Services at 989-774-6589 during business hours, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
  4. Who will notify the employee’s peers that there was a positive case, and how should it be done?
    • CMDHD does all contacting and contact tracing.
    • After CMDHD notifies the positive patient and questions them regarding who they were in close contact with, the CMDHD will notify all employees who would be considered close contacts.
    • Those employees contacted may be directed by the CMDHD to obtain a COVID test and will most likely be placed in self-quarantine for up to 14 days.
  5. Can I identify the positive employee by name or any other descriptive information to other employees?
    • No, this is confidential.
    • However, you can tell the other employees that there has been an employee who has tested positive and that they would have been notified by the Health Department if they were considered to be someone who was in close contact with that person.
  6. What if the person insists that they were in close contact?
    • Remind them of the CDC definition of close contact: For COVID-19, a close contact is defined as any individual who was within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes starting from 2 days before illness onset (or, for asymptomatic patients, 2 days prior to positive specimen collection) until the time the patient is isolated. 
    • If this does not reassure the employee, suggest they call CMU Health at 989-774-6589 during business hours, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday, for further screening.
  7. How long does an employee have to quarantine?
    • Quarantine will be based on the guidance of the appropriate health official. If the student, faculty or staff member is a primary close contact (in which case they would have been notified by the Health Department) but are asymptomatic, self-quarantine time will be directed by the Health Department and can be up to 14 days.
  8. Who qualifies as an appropriate health official?
    • The Health Department (such as CMDHD), CMU Health Services or a personal health care provider.
  9. Does an employee need a return-to-work (RTW) note from a doctor before returning after being requested to quarantine?

    A return-to-work note from an appropriate health official will be required for:

    • Anyone who has previously tested positive.
    • Anyone who was symptomatic, regardless of whether they were tested or not.

    A return-to-work note is not required for:

    • Anyone quarantined based on guidance from an appropriate health official, who did not become symptomatic during the quarantine period (e.g. someone the health department deemed a “close contact” who was quarantined while watching for symptoms).