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Return to Work amid a Pandemic

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The safety and health of employees continues to be one of the most important considerations during this unprecedented time. Many of the options for occupational health and medicine in the Hudson Valley have been reduced, or are no longer available, making it difficult to manage compliance and the safety of employees.

Emergency One Urgent Care and Occupational Health continues to provide occupational health and medicine during this coronavirus pandemic. One of the most asked questions that we receive is regarding return to work protocols. The CDC offers guidance for employers in return to work situations that include:

• At least 3 days (72 hours) have passed since recovery defined as resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and
• Improvement in respiratory symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath); and,
• At least 7 days have passed since symptoms first appeared.

If, as an employer, you require a return to work note, Emergency One can provide that benefit either at one of our facilities or via telemedicine from our link at www.eoneurgentcare.com. Following the CDC guidelines, Emergency One Occupational Health will review the reasons for being excused from work, assess symptoms (if any) and provide appropriate Return to Work documentation.

If you would like to schedule a return to work evaluation, please contact us at 845.338.5600.