Employee Health COVID-19 Screening Tools

Employee Health offices are not testing for viral upper respiratory or COVID-19. Due to the widespread nature of this virus domestically, we are also no longer using travel as a screening tool. 

Effective at 7:30 a.m. on Friday, March 20, Employee Health will provide 24-hour support through a centralized Employee Health Call Center: (937) 395-8900.

Call Employee Health when:

  • An employee reports a constellation of symptoms (nasal congestion/shortness of breath/wet, productive cough/fever of 100.0 or greater)
  • If there is known or suspected exposure to COVID-19

Refrain from physically visiting Employee Health offices with active upper respiratory symptoms.

Before returning to work following acute respiratory illness, call your primary care provider to seek advice regarding return to work (resolution for fever for more than 24 hours and significant improvement in other symptoms). Once cleared, follow up with Employee Health for clearance to return to work.

Assessing Potential or Known Workplace Exposures

Ask the following questions to assess level of exposure:

  1. Was the employee within six feet or less of the patient for more than two minutes?
  2. Was the patient wearing a mask?
  3. Was the employee wearing a mask and eye protection?

If exposure category is low, continue working and self- monitor by taking temperature twice a day.

If exposure category is medium or higher, call Employee Health to report and self-quarantine for 14 days.

March 19, 2020