WashU Med returns to 7-day isolation for employees who test positive

In response to rising COVID-19 positivity in the region, WashU Med Occupational Health is readjusting guidance for employees who test positive for COVID-19. Effective Friday, May 20, COVID-19 positive employees once again will be removed from work duty for seven days (instead of 10 days) to help alleviate staffing shortages. Positive employees must be feeling better and be without fever for 48 hours before returning to work on or after day eight. Occupational Health reminds all employees to watch for potential COVID-19 symptoms, to stay home if not feeling well, and to call the Exposure/Illness Hotline at 314-362-5056 for assessment and testing guidance.