Testing

Novel Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID‑19) staff exposure (quarantine) update

January 7, 2022

Effective immediately, this memorandum updates expectations related to employee quarantine following significant COVID-19 exposures. The table below outlines work restrictions for asymptomatic staff during conventional or normal operations and for contingency or critical staffing.

Vaccine StatusConventional/NormalContingency/Critical Staffing
All regardless of vaccination statusSeven days off work. If asymptomatic, test on day seven and return to work if test is negative.If asymptomatic, return to work and test every day for seven days post-exposure.
Can continue to work if all tests are negative. Shall wear N-95 while at work.
*Note: All tests for return to work are Point-of-Care (rapid) tests.
Contingency protocol only to be implemented if sufficient testing resources available.

Hiring authorities shall work with supervisors, Employee Health and return-to-work staff to identify staff who may return given the new guidance.

Thank you for your continued dedication and commitment to reducing the spread of COVID-19 and protecting the health and safety of our population, staff, and the public. If you have any questions please contact your immediate supervisor or manager.