Thankfully we have not been in the position to have positive employees work. We have had the discussion. If we get to that point they would be working with COVID + patients.

We are doing well on vaccinating employees so hopefully we will not get to that point.



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Susan Higgins RN, BSN, COHN

Clinical Manager, Occupational Health Services

Sturdy Memorial Hospital







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Have any of the list serve members been asked to have covid +ve employees work?

Either asymptomatic +ve or "minimally symptomatic" +ve employees work. I am not sure what minimally symptomatic means but our IC team uses that phrase.

There has been discussion within our organization due to staffing shortages especially with critical care nursing for a number of months.

The thought is to have these infected employees work with covid+ve patients.

Our EOHS team has been pushing back and we have sighted the CDC guidance that it could be considered after all else has failed to supply safe staffing levels.


Charlie Hackett MD, MPH