One of the major reopening caveats for corporations is workplace COVID testing. This procedure has brought lots of questions for employers, and at the top of those questions are the cost and strategies that should be implemented to get everyone tested quickly and safely.
These corporations range from Healthcare (nursing homes, assisted living communities, rehabilitation facilities), Factories, manufacturing companies, restaurant groups, corporate offices, car dealerships, grocery stores, and salons.
Employers and the highly ranked members of these corporations must learn and fully understand COVID testing strategies to ensure all is implemented safely.
What to Do if an Employee Comes to Work With Symptoms?
You want to prevent unnecessary discrimination in the workplace, so you should keep this as private as possible. Separate the employees showing symptoms from the customers and other employees in the office or work environment. Afterward, you should send them to a health facility to be tested, or back home to self-isolate. While the individual waits for their results, it’s best if they don’t return to work to stop the virus from spreading and continue to work from home if possible.
What to Do if an Employee Tests Positive for COVID?
If you’re running COVID tests in your workplaces, it’s expected that someone could test positive for COVID. But as the employer, what do you do?
Well, the first thing is to isolate the person, to avoid further spread of the virus. You should inform the other coworkers, but should do it with confidentiality as required by the American Disabilities Act (ADA)
Then close off any areas used for prolonged periods by the sick person. This will give you time to sanitize the location before people return to work inside of them. Wait 24 hours before cleaning and disinfecting to minimize the potential for other employees being exposed
to respiratory droplets.
Do You Need COVID Testing for Your Workplace?
We’re on a mission to help keep you safe in your workplace. This is why Lifeline Health has partnered with COVID Clinic to provide our patients with effective COVID-19 tests. We help you with all the necessities to carry out workplace COVID testing effectively and without stress. For more information on how you can get started, reach out to us here
Our Norco testing site is located on 5555 Hamner Ave, Norco CA 92860, and is open Sunday-Monday from 7:30 am-9:45 pm, making it easy to find an appointment time that works with your schedule. We also have a location in the South Bay located at 540 Hawaii with some additional sites on the way. Check out our website for more information