• National Update

CDC Update: Return to Work for Healthcare Personnel with Confirmed or Suspected COVID-19

Updated: May 1, 2020

Who this is for: Occupational health programs and public health officials making decisions about return to work for healthcare personnel (HCP) with confirmed COVID-19, or who have suspected COVID-19 (e.g., developed symptoms of a respiratory infection [e.g., cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, fever] but did not get tested for COVID-19).

Decisions about return to work for HCP with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 should be made in the context of local circumstances. Options include a test-based strategy or a non-test-based strategy (i.e., time-since-illness-onset and time-since-recovery strategy).

  • Return to Work Criteria for HCP with Confirmed or Suspected COVID-19

  • Return to Work Practices and Work Restrictions

  • Strategies to Mitigate Healthcare Personnel Staffing Shortages