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Stop COVID-19 flyers with guidelines for businesses.

These are flyers and images available for use by state and local government to use in their public messaging campaigns. 

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Employee return-to-work guidance

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employee return to work guidance

Employee Return-to-Work Guidance

Proper return-to-work protocols should be followed after an employee’s quarantine or isolation to reduce the risk of spread of COVID-19 in the workplace.

WHEN SHOULD EMPLOYEES QUARANTINE?

If they traveled outside of Massachusetts within the last 10 days or have been exposed to someone who is COVID-19 positive even if they aren’t showing symptoms and haven’t tested positive.

WHEN SHOULD EMPLOYEES ISOLATE?

If they tested positive for COVID-19 OR have any symptoms of COVID-19 (even mild).

WHEN CAN THEY RETURN TO WORK?

All employees in isolation or quarantine should not return to work unless they meet the following criteria:

IF EMPLOYEE WAS IN QUARANTINE IF EMPLOYEE WAS IN ISOLATION

DUE TO KNOW EXPOSURE

• After quarantining for the required time*

For healthcare workers, first responders and critical infrastructure workers:

• Certain sector workers may continue to work during quarantine to preserve critical functions only if they remain asymptomatic.

• Workers must wear at least a face covering and any additional appropriate work PPE and self-monitor for symptoms

DUE TO TRAVEL OUTSIDE MA

• Quarantine for 10 days* OR produce a negative COVID-19 result

Mild – moderate symptoms

• At least 24 hours without fever (without fever-reducing medication); and

• At least 10 days since symptoms began; and• Improvement in symptoms

Severe symptoms (required hospitalization)

• Employee should consult infectious disease expert

• Isolate up to 20 days

Asymptomatic

• At least 10 days since date of first positive COVID-19 test; and

• No subsequent symptoms developed

Employers should not require a COVID-19 test result or a healthcare provider’s note for employees who are sick to validate their illness, qualify for sick leave, or to return to work.

* For full details on quarantine timing based on testing or symptom development, visit mass.gov/QuarantineTime

Employee screening

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Employee COVID-19 Screening Questionnaire

To reduce the risk of spread of COVID-19 in the workplace, employees should be screened prior to entering work. Employees can self-screen in advance of work and on site.

PRIOR TO COMING TO WORK TODAY, HAVE YOU...

  1. Newly experienced any of the following symptoms that cannot otherwise be attributed to another condition?
    1. Fever (100.0 F or higher)
    2. Loss of taste or smell
    3. Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
    4. Headache
    5. Cough
    6. Sore throat
    7. Chills
    8. Fatigue
    9. Muscle pain or aches
    10. Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea
    11. Runny nose or congestion
  2. Tested positive for, or have been diagnosed by a healthcare provider, with COVID-19 within the past 10 days?
  3. Been advised by a healthcare provider or a public health agency to self-quarantine within the last 14 days?
  4. Had close contact with someone experiencing symptoms, or someone with known exposure to COVID-19?
  5. Been tested and are awaiting results after experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or have been in close contact with someone positive for COVID-19 or who was experiencing symptoms?
  6. Traveled outside of Massachusetts without quarantining for 14 days and/or received a negative COVID-19 test result?

If you answered yes to any of the above, do not come into work. Notify your supervisor and/or HR.

Employers should not require a COVID-19 test result or a healthcare provider’s note for employees who are sick to validate their illness, qualify for sick leave, or to return to work.

Current Business Sector Guidance fliers

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Current Business Sector Guidance

In accordance with the Commonwealth’s latest reopening protocols effective March 1, 2021

Indoor & Outdoor Theater and Performance venues 50% with 500 max (movie theaters: 50% with 250 max
Outdoor gatherings at event venues and in public setting  25 person limit
Roller Skating Rinks, Trampolines, Obstacle Courses, Laser Tag, and Escape Rooms Open, 50% capacity
Driving/Flight Schools Open, 50% capacity
Gyms Open, 50% capacity
Libraries Open, 50% capacity
Museums Open, 50% capacity
Restaurants 6’ distance between tables, 6 people/ table max, 90-minute limit for each table, live music allowed
Retail - fitting rooms Open
Close Contact Personal services 50% capacity

 

For additional details and information visit mass.gov/reopening-protocols

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