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Returning to Work After Home Isolation

  • People who have been under home isolation/quarantine can return to work under the following conditions, consistent with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines:
    • If you will not be tested to determine if you are still contagious, you may leave home after the following have happened:
      • You have had no fever for at least 24 hours without the use medicine that reduces fevers.

      • Other symptoms have improved (e.g., cough or shortness of breath).

      • At least ten days have passed since your symptoms first appeared.

        Note: WVU will not accept negative test results as a determination for return to work.
    • If an employee is too ill to work for more than five consecutive work days due to COIVD-19, they should contact WVU Medical Management at or 304-293-5700 ext. 8. A medical release will be required prior to resuming work activities.