Revised Employer COVID-19 Guidelines

Friday, April 29, 2022 3:52 PM | Anonymous
In light of the recent uptick in COVID-19 cases, CATA dealerships are facing an increasing number of infections among dealership employees. As the virus has changed and mutates and the number of vaccinated individuals has increased, the Illinois Department of Health has revised COVID-19 workplace rules. Here are some key takeaways from those changes:
  • If you have an employee test positive for the virus by means of an at- home test, that employee should follow up with a viral test such as a PCR at a doctor’s office or testing facility. Once confirmed, the employee should stay home and quarantine for a minimum five-day period after the positive result.  
  • If the employee is symptom free after five days, they can return to work and resume normal activity. A mask is recommended for an additional five-day period once back at work.
  • Any employee that is a close contact, meaning someone exposed to someone who has received a positive result and that is fully vaccinated, does not need to quarantine but should monitor themselves for symptoms. If symptoms manifest themselves the employee should not attend work and should go and get a viral test to find out if they are positive for the virus.
  • That employee should observe the six-foot distance rule whenever possible. If they cannot, they should consider wearing a tight-fitting mask which covers the nose and mouth at all times for a period of five days from the last contact with the positive employee.
  • If an employee is considered a close contact and they are not fully vaccinated, that employee should stay home for a period of five days and get a viral PCR test at a doctor’s office or testing facility.
  • If that person tests positive, the rules for positive cases apply, which are five days at home but he or she can return to work after the five days and no longer having symptoms.
You can find more information from the Illinois Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control at the following links:

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