Wednesday, Dec 16th, 2020
What the Updated CDC Quarantine Recommendations Mean for Employers
By Julia James Shreve
The CDC recently updated its guidance to provide recommendations for reducing the quarantine period after an individual has had close contact with someone with COVID-19. Close contact includes:
On December 11, the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) released its own guidance that people with expected close contacts to COVID-19 cases can end quarantine after the tenth day for some individuals without testing, provided they have experienced no symptoms during the daily required monitoring period and they follow some the CDC’s additional requirements. The ADPH rejected the CDC’s option of ending quarantine after seven days with testing due to a number of factors including the incidence of community spread infection and the COVID-19 positivity rate in Alabama. However, some of these new CDC-approved options may reduce the burden placed on employees and employers by lengthy periods of quarantine.
The Labor & Employment attorneys at Armbrecht Jackson LLP are here to help with COVID-19 employment questions, and other employment needs as well.