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My Employee Tested Positive for COVID-19 – What Do I Do Now?


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With COVID-19 cases spiking across the country, employers need to be ready when an employee advises that he or she tested positive or was exposed to someone who has the virus. A positive diagnosis for one employee triggers a host of questions and considerations.

In this webinar, we’ll discuss the steps to take if your employee tests positive, has been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for or been diagnosed with the virus, or needs to take time off to care for someone in quarantine or isolation.

During the webinar, attendees will receive answers to these questions, and more:
• When an employee tests positive, do I need to notify all employees?
• If an employee has symptoms but refuses to see a doctor, can I require the employee to stay home?
• How is “close contact” defined now?
• Do we have to notify the Dept. of Health of positive tests?
• If an employee has been in close contact with someone who has tested positive, how long should they remain off work?
• When can I require a doctor’s note to return to work?
• Am I required to pay employees who self-quarantine, but do not have a medical diagnosis?
• Does the Families First Coronavirus Relief Act (“FFCRA”) require me to pay employees who have been in close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19?