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Worksite Exposure

Note: Employees of the LCB, Attorney General, PGCB, Auditor General and all other agencies not under the Governor's jurisdiction should contact their local HR office for assistance.  

Please note the following guidance may differ for 24/7 operations including correctional facilities, state hospitals and centers, veterans’ homes, and youth development centers, as well as those agencies following CISA’s guidance for critical infrastructure workers. Employees within such operations should continue to follow the guidance issued by their agency.   

In cases where a provision of an approved labor agreement or side letter cannot be reconciled with this policy, the labor agreement or side letter will control.

Page last updated January 12, 2022 at 10 a.m.

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I may have been exposed to COVID-19 but am not showing symptoms. Should I report to work? (Updated 1/12/22)

​How should I notify my supervisor if I have tested positive or was told I was a probable positive case for COVID-19? What are the next steps? (Updated 1/12/22)

​Should I come to work if someone in my household has COVID-19? (Updated 1/3/22)

​If someone in my household tests positive or is probable positive, are my coworkers at risk?  

​What leave should be used if an employee meets screening guidance to be sent home, but has not tested positive for COVID-19 or been in contact with a known positive case? (Updated 5/31/21)

​If I have symptoms and I am asked to go home, do I need to use leave? 

​Do I need a doctor’s note to self-quarantine? Do supervisors have to approve all requests to self-quarantine?

​Will I be notified if a coworker is diagnosed with COVID-19? (Updated 1/3/22)

​If a coworker leaves the office with symptoms, what should other employees do? (Updated 10/08/21)

​If a coworker leaves the office with symptoms, will the office be closed, and will additional cleaning be done? (Updated 5/31/21)

​Will employees need to undergo health screenings at the start and end of the workday? (Updated 5/31/21)

​If an individual is a positive case, probable case or is under quarantine for exposure to a positive case of COVID-19 and is expected to report to a commonwealth workplace or offsite work location, may the employee telework from their alternate work location in lieu of taking ES their own leave? (Added 8/20/21)

What if my temperature is 100.4 Fahrenheit or higher or I have COVID-19 symptoms? (Updated 5/31/21)

​I have allergies. Can I be required to stay home because I have symptoms that mirror COVID-19? 

​I telework but have been diagnosed as COVID-19 positive. What should I do? (Updated 5/31/21)