Workplace Safety May 2nd, 2020

Screening your employees prior to returning to work

The City of Calgary has put together a self-check for employees that can be used prior to coming to work each shift.

Illnesses include:

  • fever;
  • cough;
  • shortness of breath;
  • difficulty breathing;
  • sore throat; or
  • runny nose.

2. Have you traveled outside Canada in the last 14 days?

3. Have you had close contact with a person who has been tested and is confirmed positive for COVID-19?

Close contact is defined as:

  • providing care for the patient;
  • living with or having prolonged close contact with the COVID-positive person when they were ill; or
  • having direct contact with the infectious bodily fluids (e.g. coughed or sneezed on) of the COVID-positive person while not wearing personal protective equipment.

4. Have you had close contact (as defined in question 3) with a person with an acute respiratory illness and this ill person had either:

  1. Travelled outside Canada in the 14 days before their symptoms began; or
  2. Had close contact with a person who has been tested and is confirmed positive for COVID-19.

If an employee has answered yes to any of the above, they should return home, and inquire about further testing.

A printable infographic can be downloaded here.


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