Waukesha County

COVID-19 Vaccine: Learn more at www.waukeshacounty.gov/covidvaccine

COVID-19 Business & Workplace resources

updated March 24, 2021 • 3 pm           

Alert tiny Contact investigation process effective November 19, 2020 
Alert tiny Quarantine guidelines for asymptomatic close contacts effective December 9, 2020
Alert tiny Vaccine Distribution overview as of December 17, 2020

 For Employers:  

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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For Employees:

• COVID-19 positive employee will notify their employer of their positive test result and the need to isolate. 

Resources for Employees

• Symptoms of COVID-19
• COVID-19 Testing in Waukesha County



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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.