Team Member Tested Positive for COVID-19
Hello, We are notifying everyone that one of our team members has tested positive for COVID-19. Here are the timelines and key dates as we know them.
We have received permission to share the individual’s name. We will continue to ask permission to share the individual’s name in order to give the most useful information.
Between Mon/Tue Dec 28th and 29th, Diana C who works in NJ in the large format department was notified they were near someone with COVID-19 during Christmas. Diana got tested on Thursday and received a positive test on Sat Jan 2nd. Diana does not have symptoms. Diana has a return to work date is Jan 11th.
This information is for the entire company. This applies to NJ and PA.
Discontinuing Home Isolation for Persons with COVID-19:
Accumulating evidence supports ending isolation and precautions for persons with COVID-19 using a symptom-based strategy. Specifically, researchers have reported that people with mild to moderate COVID-19 remain infectious no longer than 10 days after their symptoms began, and those with more severe illness or those who are severely immunocompromised remain infectious no longer than 20 days after their symptoms began. Therefore, CDC has updated the recommendations for discontinuing home isolation as follows:
Persons with COVID-19 who have symptoms and were directed to care for themselves at home may discontinue isolation under the following conditions:
- At least 10 days* have passed since symptom onset and
- At least 24 hours have passed since resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and
- Other symptoms have improved.
*A limited number of persons with severe illness may produce replication-competent virus beyond 10 days, that may warrant extending duration of isolation for up to 20 days after symptom onset. Consider consultation with infection control experts. See Discontinuation of Transmission-Based Precautions and Disposition of Patients with COVID-19 in Healthcare Settings (Interim Guidance).
Persons infected with SARS-CoV-2 who never develop COVID-19 symptoms may discontinue isolation and other precautions 10 days after the date of their first positive RT-PCR test for SARS-CoV-2 RNA.
Stay home if sick
Wear masks at 10@10
Wear masks while in conversation
If you are talking in the building, do it through a mask.
Wear masks if within 6 feet of another
Wash your hands more frequently
Sanitize your hands if you cannot wash
Sanitize your area daily
Avoid the public
We will provide an update when we are notified of any changes.
NOTE: This information was sent . . .
- via email to everyone with a company email address
- via Zoho People announcements
- via test message to everyone included in the ALERT SYSTEM database.
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