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April 25, 2020 - COVID19 Guidance for Universal Masking and Healthcare Personnel Monitoring, Restriction and Return to Work

Saturday, April 25, 2020

In accordance with the Mayor’s Order 2020-063, this guidance is for employers of healthcare personnel (HCP) and includes recommendations related to universal masking and eye protection and HCP exposure, monitoring, and work restrictions for Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19). HCP include all paid and unpaid persons serving in healthcare settings who have the potential for direct or indirect exposure to patients or infectious materials. This guidance applies to all healthcare facility settings and is based on currently available data about COVID-19. Recommendations regarding HCP work restriction may not anticipate every potential scenario and will change as the local response progresses.

Healthcare facilities should use clinical judgement as well as the recommendations in this guidance to create internal policies that address universal masking and HCP monitoring, restriction and return to work in the context of COVID-19. This document was updated on April 25, 2020 and will be refined as information becomes available and response needs change.