To better clarify the rules for illness and reporting to work, we ask that you use this matrix when determining when you should remain away from work and when it is okay to return to work. We cannot stress this enough – if you or an immediate household member develop symptoms or become ill, Stay Home and seek appropriate medical care. Even if you have a mild fever, Stay Home. If you have taken common medications that may temporarily mask symptoms (such as ibuprofen or common pain relief medications) Stay Home. We have suspended the practice of applying attendance points for absences related to illnesses.

DEFINITIONS:

Symptoms: Cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, fever, runny nose, body aches or muscle pain, chills, repeated shaking with chills, headache, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell.

Direct Exposure: Being within approximately 6 feet of someone for 30 minutes or more without any protective wear when they have been diagnosed with, tested for, or requested to be tested for COVID-19 by a doctor; or having direct contact with infectious secretions of a COVID-19 case (e.g., being coughed on).

Indirect Exposure: Being in the same general location as someone with a COVID-19 case or test case (i.e. same apartment building, same store, same business) but no direct prolonged contact; or being in direct contact with someone not diagnosed, tested for or showing symptoms of COVID-19 but who may have had contact with someone else who has or is suspected of having COVID-19.

Travel:  Travel to any international location requires 14-day restriction before returning to work. Other areas in the U.S. may be added as things evolve.