Families First Coronavirus Response Act

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general questions

According to CDC guidance, essential employees who have had close contact with a person diagnosed with COVID-19 may continue to work as long as the employee is asymptomatic and protective measures are taken. This includes screening the employee each workday for fever and other symptoms, having the employee wear a mask and regularly disinfecting work areas.

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employer policies and practices

If the practice is applied consistently, an employer may ask an employee to be tested for the virus that causes a COVID-19 infection before allowing the employee to return to the workplace. However, not everyone will have immediate access to testing and employers may want to refer to the CDC guidance on allowing individuals to return to work without requiring a test. Antibody testing, however, is not currently permitted under the ADA, per EEOC guidance.

For more information, see Osmosis' video explaining COVID-19.


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