Return To Work
Why Testing is an important tool
You and your HR team will want to establish a baseline of employees’ COVID-19 risk, exposure, and disease burden. An initial onsite COVID-19 test session for your worksite is recommended, and then periodic testing thereafter. You might want to consider testing 25% of the team weekly; therefore, you can test your entire team monthly without major disruptions to work output.
Return to work safely
Other activities such as daily temperature checks at the beginning of each shift will help you identify symptomatic employees quickly. If an employee tests positive for a COVID-19 test or shows a fever during daily temperature checks, they should be referred to their primary care physician for further evaluation, testing, treatment, quarantine, and/or clearance.
Level of exposure
Prevent spread of disease
Plan for returning workers
Plan for 2nd wave of infections
Helps “flatten the curve” for the larger society
Lower legal liability
It is important to keep the workplace safe
According to the CDC it is reasonable to expect ~85% of your employees to test negative, based on current COVID-19 infection rate data.
Getting your team back to work
To get back to work, you need a plan you can execute to keep your returning employees as safe as possible. In this example, you can see a plan for reopening with the aim of detected and quarantining team members that test positive for COVID-19 to protect the remaining employees from exposure. After the initial testing day, this example also shows how the PCR positive employees can be retested and cleared to join their peers. This example is based on sample infection rate data from the Center for Disease Control.
Plan at a glance
|Test all 500 employees to get a baseline of the infection rate.|
|The estimated 75 employees are PCR positive and in quarantine.|
Retest 75 PCR positive employees to see who is PCR negative.
|An estimated 64 employees should be able to return to work for a total of 489.|
Retest the estimated 11 PCR positive employees.
|31 days into this model an estimated 99% of the team has been cleared for work.|
Get your 500 employee team back to work within a month with PCR Testing.
Keeping Your workforce safe
We recommend testing 25% of your staff weekly; therefore, every month you are testing the entire workforce. Isolating positive employees early will keep your business running. Status of individual employees will vary based on their activities outside the workplace. Fill out the onsite testing request form to get started. One of our specialists will follow up and plan a testing event or schedule of multiple events that will help your organization open safely.