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What should I do if my employee discloses that their family member or roommate has COVID-19?

Employees who have come within six feet of someone who is infected should self-quarantine for 14 days after their last exposure per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). During this time, they should take their temperature twice a day and watch for symptoms of COVID-19. Currently, the known symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough, sore throat, muscle pain, chills, new loss of taste or smell, or shortness of breath. 

Because COVID-19 is widespread in so many communities, the CDC recommends that everyone practice social distancing, be alert for COVID-19 symptoms, and follow CDC guidanceif symptoms develop. 

Remember to maintain the confidentiality of all employees’ medical information, which includes symptoms as well as the lack of symptoms.  

Content provided by TPC HR Support Center.