What do I do if an employee is ill?

COVID TESTING AND EMPLOYEESIf an employee is ill with a fever, cough, shortness of breath or symptoms of illness the employee should stay home or be sent home and contact their healthcare provider. Individuals who have symptoms should be tested for COVID-19. They may contact the Door County Medical Center COVID Screening hotline at 920-746-3700. Testing may be billed to their insurance when available. They will not be charged for testing, regardless of insurance status.

If an employee is tested for COVID-19 they need to isolate at home and not have any contact with anyone until the results have been reported.

If the results are negative, Public Health suggests that employees should not return to work until they are symptom free for at least 24 hours. If the results are positive, the employee will be contacted by Public Health. The employee will need to stay isolated at home for a minimum of 10 days after symptoms started and have three days without fever and improvement of symptoms.

Public Health will contact employers when there is a risk that employees or others were exposed, and we need the cooperation of the employer to locate those individuals.

If there are employees who have had close contact with the confirmed COVID-19 case, the exposed individual will need to stay home, and quarantine for 14 days from the last time they had close contact with the confirmed case. Even if the exposed individual is tested and it is negative, they will still need to finish the14 day quarantine.

Your business can make a difference in our community by continuing to promote hand washing, social distancing, and allowing and encouraging sick individuals to stay home.

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1. Why can’t more information be disclosed on positive cases, such as location?
2. Should I be wearing a mask to protect myself?
3. How do I know if I have COVID 19 or just a cold or allergies?
4. May Tourists Still Visit Door County?
5. Are religious services and places of worship able to resume services?
6. As a business owner, will I be notified by Public Health if one of my employees tests positive for COVID-19?
7. What is serologic COVID-19 antibody testing? If I get it, can I go back to work?
8. What do I do if an employee is ill?
9. Are international workers or students coming to Door County for the summer required to quarantine upon arrival?
10. What is Badger Bounce Back and what phase are we currently in?
11. Is it safe to plan or attend events such as festivals, parades, weddings or parties?
12. Questions, answers and information about popular summer activities and events
13. What is contact tracing and what happens during the process?
14. Who is considered a close contact to someone with COVID-19?
15. Are seasonal Door County residents and tourists/visitors counted in our confirmed case numbers?