Everyone has a day when they wake in the morning and exhibit some sort of a symptom that could be associated with COVID-19 whether it’s a cold, allergies, or it actually is COVID-19. If you are unsure about what to do, here are some options:
- Take a rapid COVID-19 test. Always be sure to have some on hand. You can find resources for obtaining them. If you test positive, please follow the directions for testing positive.
- If your test is negative, but you had an exposure to someone who tested positive to COVID-19 or if you recently engaged in activities that might expose you to COVID, such as large, crowded indoor events or travel, follow the directions for exposures.
- Complete the Daily Health Assessment to report your symptoms and exposures. Occupational Health will receive the report of your symptoms and reach out to you to guide you through next steps. OR contact Occupational Health to report your symptoms and wait for guidance.
- Stay home. If eligible and if your supervisor approved, consider working from home. Or, take a sick day.
If you test negative to COVID and have no known exposures, please consider wearing a mask if you come to work.
Brandeis University offers generous sick time allowances and offers medical leaves of absence to eligible faculty and staff, which will help keep our campus healthy!
Please do not be a “hero” and come to work if you are sick with COVID-19 or with anything else that could infect other people! Part of being a responsible community member is knowing when to stay home. Everyone around you will appreciate your choice to stay home when you are sick.