JUN 10, 2020
When Staff Is Exposed to COVID-19
Question: A patient in our retina clinic tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 and several staff members were likely exposed, including a few technicians who this week called in sick with symptoms. What are the quarantine or other office protocols they should follow? Do we need close down for a period or alert other patients or staff who may have been in contact with this patient?
Answer: For COVID-19 exposure in the workplace, contact the local health department for county and state-specific guidelines. Also assist with any necessary contract tracing.
Learn more about testing in Retina Complete Reference Guide.