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COVID-19 Quarantine Procedures

Leadpoint’s employee quarantine procedures give guidance to our staff for what to do in the event an employee is impacted by health concerns or coronavirus symptoms. We share them here as a resource to our customers.

COVID-19 Quarantine Procedures

To help clarify and better help you with the employee quarantine procedures, please review and consult the following in the event of an employee is impacted by health concerns/symptoms:

  1. Primary Exposure (Employee Diagnosed with COVID-19 – Positive Test)

Employee will be quarantined in accordance with current health department guidelines. Leadpoint will then contact the local Department of Public Health in coordination with our client/landlord. In conjunction with the Health Department, we will begin identifying individuals who may have been exposed and make further quarantine decisions.

The facility will then be cleaned thoroughly to abate the hazard.

  1. Secondary Exposure (Employee has family member/roommate/spouse/partner/friend diagnosed with COVID-19 – Positive Test that they have had close contact with during the past 14 days)

We will determine if the diagnosed individual has been instructed to self-quarantine by the local Department of Public Health or CDC and, if so, contact for guidance. We then have the option of identifying individuals who may have been exposed or waiting until test results are returned. At this point the options include to clean the workplace, close down office or facility for 14 days.

  1. Tertiary Exposure (Employee has a family/member/roommate/spouse/partner/friend that has been quarantined due to close contact with someone within the past 14 days who has been diagnosed with or being screened for COVID-19

Determine if the diagnosed individual has been instructed to self-quarantine by the local Department of Public Health or CDC and, if so, we will contact for guidance.

Place the employee on quarantine / incubation leave for up to 14 days. We will thoroughly clean the workplace and areas where employee frequented.

  1. Symptomatic Associates Employees who are symptomatic (cough, fever, body aches, diarrhea, etc) should not report for work until they have no symptoms. If employee shows up for work exhibiting symptoms or develops symptoms at work, he/she will be sent home. Potential outcomes include:
  • Employee will be quarantined for 14 days before allowing return to work
  • Employee seeks medical care and is released back to work by LHCP. Please obtain copy of medical release.
  • Employee seeks medical care, is not tested for COVID-19 because they do not meet criteria, but no specific return to work date is given. Employee will be subject to 5-day incubation quarantine before returning to work.
  • Employee is tested for COVID-19 and tests negative – employee should remain home until asymptomatic.
  • Employee is tested for COVID-19 and is positive. Response will be guided by local health department officials.
  1. Potentially Exposed Associates (Asymptomatic)

Employees who may have worked in close contact with symptomatic associates may be subject to 5 day “incubation quarantine”. COVID-19 has a median 5-day incubation period*. Potentially exposed associates will be kept off work for 5 days to see if they develop symptoms. If they remain asymptomatic for those 5 days, they may return to regular duty.

  1. Ending Home Isolation

Employees who have been quarantined can stop home isolation under the following conditions:

  • If you will not have a test to determine if you are still contagious, you can leave home after these three things have happened:
  • You have had no fever for at least 72 hours (that is three full days of no fever without the use medicine that reduces fevers)

AND

  • other symptoms have improved (for example, when your cough or shortness of breath have improved)

AND

  • at least 7 days have passed since your symptoms first appeared

Fit for Duty Exams

For any employee with “primary exposure” Leadpoint will require the employee to provide documentation from a licensed healthcare provider (LHCP) that they are safe to return to the workplace. For secondary or tertiary exposures, we may require a fit for duty note from LHCP or declaration signed by employee that they are symptom free.

Employee returning from 14-day quarantine does NOT need to provide documentation from LHCP.

 

 

 

 

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