updated March 24, 2021 • 3 pm
• Contact each employee identified by the COVID-19 positive employee as a close contact during their infectious period.
• Define the quarantine period for close contacts in the workplace as stated in Waukesha County Public Health guidance documents
• Direct each symptomatic close contact to quarantine for 14 days from the date of last exposure to the positive employee.
• Direct each asymptomatic close contact to:
• Quarantine for 10 days from the date of last exposure to the COVID-19 positive employee (if the close contact does not get tested for COVID-19) OR
• Quarantine for 7 days from the date of last exposure to the COVID-19 positive employee after receiving a negative test result taken on Day 6 or Day 7.
• Notify employees of the need to quarantine due to being a close contact of a COVID-19 positive employee. Recommended: Waukesha County Public Health has provided a letter template (English/Spanish) for your use.
• Keep records of COVID-19 positive employee(s)' close contacts in the workplace. You will no longer provide that information to Waukesha County Public Health.
• Determine the COVID-19 positive employee’s isolation period (as defined by Waukesha County Public Health) and calculate their return to work date.
• Determine the quarantine period for close contacts identified in the workplace (as defined by Waukesha County Public Health) and calculate the employee(s) return to work date.
• Follow Waukesha County Public Health guidelines and determining return to work dates. Employers no longer need a formal Release from Isolation/Quarantine letter from Waukesha County Public Health for employees to return to work.
• Contact Waukesha County Public Health if two or more employees test positive for COVID-19 within 14 days of one another so that recommendations can be provided to minimize workplace exposure.
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• COVID-19 positive employee will notify their employer of their positive test result and the need to isolate.
Resources for Employees
For questions or immediate needs related to COVID-19:
• Text COVID19 to 211-211
• Visit 211Wisconsin.org
• Phone 211
Save time: Use text and online options (above).
If you are experiencing signs and symptoms of COVID-19, contact your health care provider.