To ensure continuity of operations of essential functions, CDC advises that critical infrastructure workers may be permitted to continue work following potential exposure to COVID-19, provided they remain asymptomatic and additional precautions are implemented to protect them and the community.
A potential exposure means being a household contact or having close contact within 6 feet of an individual with confirmed COVID-19 for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period unless you have been fully vaccinated.
Critical Infrastructure workers who have had an exposure but remain asymptomatic should adhere to the following practices prior to and during their work shift:
Employees must take their temperature and assess symptoms prior to them starting work. Temperature checks should happen before the individual enters the facility.
As long as the employee doesn’t have a temperature or symptoms, they should self-monitor under the supervision of HR and their immediate supervisor.
Employees must self-monitor to ensure no fever or symptoms have started to develop. If an employee starts to feel ill or develop any symptoms of illness (e.g. fever, cough, shortness of breath, upset stomach, headache, congestion, etc.) they are not to report to work. If symptoms develop at work, they are immediately required to leave the workplace and notify their supervisor and HR.
WEAR A MASK:
The employee MUST wear a face mask at all times while in the workplace for a minimum of 14 days of initial exposure. Employees may use cloth face coverings in the event of shortages.
The employee MUST maintain a minimum of 6 feet and practice social distancing in the workplace at all times.
DISINFECT & CLEAN WORKSPACES:
Employees should clean and disinfect all areas such as offices, bathrooms, common areas, shared equipment routinely. All glasses/goggles must be disinfected after use. Do not share PPE supplies.
If the employee becomes sick during the day, they should go home immediately.
Contact Human Resources at 800-249-6161 or firstname.lastname@example.org regarding any changes or questions.