If you are exposed to a person who was diagnosed with COVID-19, you will be required to self-quarantine for 14 days and take two COVID-19 test. You must have two (2) negative test conducted within 24 hours apart and receive clearance from a physician in order to return to work.
If an employee takes a COVID-19 test it may come back negative or a false read which is why the self-quarantine and second test are essential in ensuring a proper diagnosis and to reduce the spread of the infection. The virus may not be present as soon as you test and can take between 4-7 days before symptoms appear. Employees who were directed to self-quarantine will be compensated and do not have to use their sick time. You are covered for up to 80 hours of paid leave time in relation to COVID-19 illnesses.