We have consulted with the CMOH on this question. He has advised that someone in close contact with a dental office staff member who has experienced a fever (measured temperature greater than 38.0) or fever like symptoms, chills or sweats OR a new or worsening cough OR two (2) or more of the other identified symptoms.
1. Employee can go to work at the dental office, but self-monitor **
2. If symptoms present, employee must call 811 and arrange for a test and self-isolate until results come in.
IF someone in close contact with a dental office staff member has tested positive for COVID-19:
1. Employee cannot go to work as anyone identified as a close contact of a known COVID case has to themselves be tested and isolate for 14 days.
** With respect to employees going to work and self-monitoring for symptoms; this is the minimum standard. Dental clinics can have a more stringent office policy whereby an employee remains at home until the test results are known.