Positive PCR Nasal Swab Test
What does it mean if your Nasal Swab test came back positive for COVID-19?

If you ARE NOT having symptoms:

Discontinue isolation after: ● 10 days have passed since the date of your first positive COVID-19 diagnostic test
● AND you have had no subsequent illness and remain asymptomatic.

If you ARE having symptoms:

Discontinue isolation after: ● Improvement occurs in respiratory symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath) ● 24 hours have passed since you have been fever-free without the use of fever- reducing medications ● AND at least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared

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. *
Retesting is not recommended within 3 months after the date of symptom onset for the initial COVID-19 infection.
Contact Tracing Best Practices: Make sure to notify everyone in your household, employers, as well as: any person you have come into close contact with, starting 2 days before you were tested or when you first started feeling sick. A close contact is defined as someone you were within 6 feet for a duration of 15 minutes or more. Those individuals are now possibly at risk of having COVID. 

* 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: info@sfvalleyurgentcare.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. 

Workplace Guidance Response

  • 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.