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NYSDOH: Protocols for Essential Personnel to Return to Work Following COVID-19 Exposure or Infection

March 31, 2020 5:00 PM | Anonymous

This advisory supersedes guidance from the New York State Department of Health issued on March 28, 2020, to clarify that this guidance applies to essential personnel who have been exposed to a confirmed OR suspected case of COVID-19.

Public and private sector organizations that provide essential services or functions where personnel are needed to perform critical functions, including infrastructure, public safety, and other essential operations, may allow personnel who were exposed to or are recovering from COVID-19 to work in the workplace setting,if needed to maintain essential operations.

Essential services or functions include but are not limited to public health personnel, utility and water operators, skilled manufacturers and supporting supply chains, transportation infrastructure, law enforcement, and emergency response personnel.

Essential personnel who have been exposed to a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19 can return if the following conditions are met.

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