Our VA is not doing any quarantine or removal from regular duties based on any  type, location or duration of travel. Regular work with PPE has been safe here.


​Wendy Thanassi MA, MD, MRO
Chief, Occupational Health Service
Palo Alto VA Health Care System
cell 650-714-6151

Associate Professor, Affiliated
Epidemiology and Population Health Sciences
BC: Emergency Medicine
Stanford Hospital and Clinics
Stanford, CA 94305

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We are following the CDC guidance on international travel without regard to vaccination status at this time. Our policy is exactly what you stated.



Amelia Olson, BSN, MS, COHN-S

Director Occupational Health

Centura Health

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Centennial, CO 80112










I’m on a mission to ensure the health and safety of every associate.




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Good morning colleagues,
Hope all are safe and keeping healthy.

I have been getting quite a few questions regarding travel and specifically quarantine after vaccination.

Our policy is still to quarantine for 7 days post travel and have a negative test between day 3-5 post travel. If no test, then quarantine for 10 days. This is in keeping with CDC guidance from 2/16/21.

I think the conflict occurs when a person who is fully vaccinated (2 doses and 2 weeks on after 2nd dose) don’t need to quarantine if even they have a known exposure to COVID patient or have exposure at home (sick kiddo or partner).

What are your organizations or employee health departments doing regarding post vaccination travel? Your thoughts and advice are most appreciated.



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