I have been sick and now I’m feeling better, but my employer wants me to get tested for coronavirus (COVID-19) or get a note from my health care provider before I come back to work. What should I do?

FAQ Answer

All people should continue to follow social distancing guidance, good handwashing hygiene and staying home if sick. Any person with a fever and/or respiratory symptoms who was not tested, should stay home until at least 3 days (72 hours) have passed since recovery (fever-free without the use of fever-reducing medications) and improvement in respiratory symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath); and at least 7 days have passed since symptoms first appeared.

Guidance for employers on response plans to COVID-19 can be found at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/guidance-business-response.html