Health care workers exposed to COVID-19 allowed to return to work

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Some health care workers exposed to the virus can now go back to work.

The White House Corona Virus Task Force approved new guidelines aiming to boost the lack of health care providers during the pandemic.

Critical workers who have been exposed to the virus but not showing symptoms can return to work within a week from exposure.

“The present moment guidance is that if you have been in proximity with someone that did test positive for the virus the guidance of CDC even with the essential critical worker in industries from health care worker and food supply we asked people to stay home for 14 days, ” said Vice President Mike Pence.

Under the new guidance, only those who are asymptomatic, haven’t had a fever in the past
three days and at least seven days passed since symptoms first appeared can return to work.

In order for health care workers to continue treating patients they must be asymptomatic, check their temperature twice a day and wear a face mask.

Employers with workers exposed to the virus must increase air exchange in the building and send
an employee home immediately if they feel sick.

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