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:
Due the volume of patients that we are testing and having positive results come back on, it is very challenging for our providers to go over individual results with you. If you would like dedicated time with a provider to discuss additional concerns, you may schedule a telemedicine visit with by calling our clinic at 818-349-9966. We are having a longer than normal wait times for our phone operators as they are filtering continuous COVID question calls from the community.
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.