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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 these three things 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.

    • If you will be tested to determine if you are still contagious, you may leave home after these three things have happened:
      • You no longer have a fever (without the use medicine that reduces fevers).

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

      • You received two negative tests in a row, 24 hours apart. Your doctor will follow local health authority or CDC guidelines.
  • Employees should contact WVU Medical Management at MedicalManagement@mail.wvu.edu or 304-293-5700 ext. 8 to develop a return-to-work plan tailored to their specific situation before resuming normal work activities (on campus or via an alternative work arrangement).