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