COVID-19 Employer/Employee Information

Employees with lab-confirmed COVID-19

An employee with a positive test for COVID-19 will get a call from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH). MDH will provide them with next steps and help them identify other people that may have been exposed.

If MDH identifies that coworkers and others may have been exposed in the workplace, they will work with the Minneapolis Health Department, the impacted employees, and the employer to make sure everyone has information on what to do.

Employees with fever, cough, or shortness of breath, but no confirmed test

If an employee develops symptoms consistent with a respiratory infection - fever, cough, muscle aches, sore throat, and headache - the employee should do the following:

If the employer thinks that the employee may have exposed coworkers and others in the workplace, they should call the Minneapolis Health Department to discuss what to do.

When can the employee return to work?

For example, if the employee has a fever and coughing for four days, the employee needs to stay home three more days with no fever, and no use of medication for a total of seven days. Or, if the employee has a fever and coughing for five days, the employee needs to stay home three more days with no fever for a total of eight days.

Implement a screening program for COVID-19 symptoms

You should screen all employees before letting them enter your business. The following questions can be used to screen for COVID-19:

If the employee answers YES to either question, they should not be at work and should stay home.
 

Last updated Mar 27, 2020

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