Given the extent of community spread, we are not excluding asymptomatic HCW without a positive PCR from work. This is regardless of exposure, i.e., home, work, house of worship, or store.


Ron Teichman, M.D., M.P.H., FACOEM, FACP

Division Medical Director

Banner Occupational Health and Wellness

1300 N. 12th Street, Suite 610

Phoenix, AZ 85006


From: MCOH-EH <> On Behalf Of Warner Hudson
Sent: Wednesday, January 13, 2021 9:10 AM
To: MCOH-EH <>
Subject: [EXTERNAL] Re: [MCOH-EH] Assessment of contacts post vaccination,


Previously, For HCP at UCI we we allowing a symptomatic HCP who had close contact to continue working unless contact was household. Now after 2 COVID vaccines and the required post 2nd vaccine time (1 week for Pfizer and 2 weeks for Moderna), and if the HCP is not immune compromised, that HCP can continue working after household contact. Warner 

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On Jan 13, 2021, at 8:05 AM, Allen Kraut <> wrote:

My understanding is that individuals after vaccination need to follow the same public health guidance as non-vaccinated individuals.   Although the vaccine is 95% effective in limiting symptomatic disease,  it is not known to what extent it decreases the risk of asymptomatic disease or transmission.   For those reasons a fully vaccinated HCW who was a COVID contact should still be furloughed from work.  Is anyone doing anything different?  


Allen Kraut MD, FRCPC
Medical Director, Occupational Health
Winnipeg Regional Health Authority Integrated Sites
Associate Professor
Departments of Internal Medicine and
    Community Health Sciences
Max Rady College of Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences
University of Manitoba

260 Brodie Center
727 McDermot Ave, 
Winnipeg, Manitoba
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Phone 204-789-3294
Fax 204-789-3905



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