Dayton, Ohio – Dayton & Montgomery County created a new flyer to offer businesses guidance on what to do if a staff member tests positive for the coronavirus.
Businesses are advised to be transparent, so that employees know what is being done to protect them, such as disinfecting workspaces and quarantining close contacts. However, the health department flyer said not to identify the employee who tested positive.
Internal contact tracing should be done to determine close contacts of the infected worker. A close contact is someone who has been within six feet of the person who tested positive for COVID-19 for 15 minutes or longer within 48 hours before either the positive case developed symptoms or was tested, according to Public Health.
Close contacts should be told to self-quarantine for 14 days, regardless of a negative COVID-19 test result.
Businesses also need to practice thorough and regular cleaning, continue to conduct daily symptom checks and health screenings of staff, and to make sure that sick staff stay home.
For more information, visit https://coronavirus.ohio.gov and follow the Responsible Restart Ohio Guidelines.