One of my staff has a cold and failed the screening. What should I do?
If a member of the office staff fails the daily screening, they must be instructed not to come to work or sent home. They must complete the on-line assessment and if unable to do so, contact 811 and arrange for COVID-19 testing. They must await results of the testing and be cleared by Public Health before they can return to work.
If a staff member in the past 48 hours has had, or is currently experiencing:
A fever (measured temperature greater than 38.0) or fever like symptoms (chills or sweats)
Cough (new or worsening)
Two or more of the following symptoms (new or worsening):
• Sore throat
• Runny nose/nasal congestion
• Shortness of breath
If a staff member fails screening, it is impossible to say with certainty that they do not have COVID-19. Therefore, they should not be present at work in order to reduce the risk of transmission and directed to call 811.