Reopening Plan

2. IF STAFF ARE SYMPTOMATIC

Staff is Symptomatic at Home

-Do not come to work at Shore
-Contact your Program Coordinator
-Get Tested
-Isolate at Home until you get test results.

Staff is Symptomatic at Shore

 -Ensure you’re wearing a mask and maintaining (6) feet from others. 
-Alert someone that you need coverage for your group so you can immediately leave your group and isolate. 
-Let someone know you’re leaving work or go to the Medical Waiting Room if you’re too sick to drive. 
-Get tested 
-Isolate at home until you get test results

*Current Massachusetts DPH guidance is that all symptomatic individuals in Massachusetts, even those with mild symptoms, should be tested. An individual who does not wish to be tested should instead isolate for 14 days and until asymptomatic.

IF TEST IS NEGATIVE

-Return to work based on your health care provider’s recommendation.
-Return to work when you feel better
-Stay home until you have no symptoms for (24) hours.

IF TEST IS POSITIVE

-Remain at home except to get medical care & monitor your symptom
-Notify your Program Coordinator
-Work with Shore, your city’s local Board of Health, and/or the Massachusetts Community Tracing Collaborative when they call.
-Most people who have relatively mild illness will need to stay in self-isolation for at least 10 days and until at least 3 days have passed with no fever and improvement in other symptom

Quarantine for 14 days when…

As of May 4, 2020, the CDC is not recommending that essential workers self-quarantine after an exposure if they are not experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.

Isolate when…

You have tested positive for COVID-19 OR you have symptoms of COVID-19.

End Isolation and Return to work when…

Symptomatic Symptom-based Strategy:

●At least 3 days (72 hours) have passed since recovery defined as resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and
●Improvement in respiratory symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath); and,
●At least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared.
●At least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared.
●At least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared.
●Improvement in respiratory symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath), and
●Negative results of two consecutive respiratory specimens collected ≥24 hours apart

Asymptomatic Time based strategy:

At least 10 days have passed since the date of their first positive COVID-19 diagnostic test assuming they have not subsequently developed symptoms since their positive test.

Test based strategy:

Negative results of two consecutive respiratory specimens collected ≥24 hours apart