Positive PCR Nasal Swab Test
What does it mean if your Nasal Swab test came back positive for COVID-19?
PLEASE FOLLOW THE BELOW INSTRUCTIONS BASED ON YOUR CURRENT SITUATION:
When To Seek Emergency Medical Care For COVID-19:
If someone is showing any of these signs, seek emergency care immediately:
● Trouble breathing
● Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
● New confusion
● Inability to wake or stay awake
* This list is not all possible symptoms. Please call your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you. *
DO I NEED TO RETEST?
Retesting is not recommended within 3 months after the date of symptom onset for the initial COVID-19 infection.
* For questions or concerns, you can reach us at 818-349-9966. Please note that we are experiencing significantly longer wait times as our staff is managing continuous calls from the community, regarding COVID-19 testing. Email: email@example.com *
Information For Returning To Work
Below is the Los Angeles Public Health Guidance for Employers Responding to COVID-19 in the Workplace. We suggest you print this document to present to your employer regarding a work note for your positive COVID test.
- During the pandemic, employees who meet the above criteria for returning to work should NOT be required by employers to provide a healthcare provider’s note to return to work.
- The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) as well as the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have issued guidance, stating that while employers “may require employees who have been away from the workplace during a pandemic to provide a doctor’s note certifying fitness to return to work,” it is not recommended to do so.
- The EEOC & the CDC advise that, practically speaking, doctors and other healthcare providers may be too busy to provide such documentation, so employers should consider allowing these employees to return to work as they see fit.
- Because of this, the CDC does not recommend that employers require their employees to provide communication from a physician or healthcare provider, “clearing,” them to return to work.
For Further Information:
LA County Dept. of Health: http://www.publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/