SDOH Revised Protocols for Returning Back to Work Following COVID-19 Exposure
The New York State Department of Health (SDOH) has released guidance concerning protocols for personnel in healthcare and other direct care settings to return to work following COVID-19 exposure:
This document clarifies the December 26, 2020 “Health Advisory: Revised Protocols for Personnel in Healthcare and Other Direct Care Settings to Return to Work Following COVID-19 Exposure.” The information contained herein supersedes such guidance and any other previous guidance related to healthcare personnel (HCP) returning to work after exposure to COVID-19 or travel beyond a state contiguous to New York.
This clarification aligns with the December 14, 2020 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention “Interim U.S. Guidance for Risk Assessment and Work Restrictions for Healthcare Personnel with Potential Exposure to COVID-19” and the December 14, 2020 “Strategies to Mitigate Healthcare Personnel Staffing Shortages.”
This guidance addresses HCPs exposure and return to work only. It does not apply to HCP with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 or the end of isolation. HCPs with diagnosed COVID must follow the requirements for the discontinuation of isolation should be followed for these individuals.
See the document below for full guidance: