With confirmed cases of Covid continuing to increase, we are hearing from more medical practices that are experiencing staff members or clinicians being exposed to the virus. It is important that the practice follows CDC recommendations for the return of healthcare personnel to the office or clinic. Below is the latest recommendations from the CDC.
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 symptom-based (i.e., time-since-illness-onset and time-since-recovery strategy) or time-based strategy or a test-based strategy. Of note, there have been reports of prolonged detection of RNA without direct correlation to viral culture.