If an employee has been exposed or has had COVID-19, when can they return to work? When can a student return to in-classroom experiences?

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It is ok to resume normal activities, following all public health guidance for the general public, when the individual has been directed by a public health official that they have met the criteria to resume normal activities. 

For someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 or who are suspected to have COVID-19, this is typically when the person is:

  • 24 hours without a fever, and
  • 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared 

For someone who has been ordered to quarantine as close contact this is after 14 days have passed.

If the person is in quarantine and develops symptoms, they must then meet the criteria of not resuming normal activities until 10 days past the date their symptoms began.