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COVID-19 Recommended Testing Protocols
The MDamerica COVID-19 Recommended Testing Protocols provide guidance for COVID-19 testing for organizations of all sizes.
Protecting the health and well-being of your employees and customers is critical to maintaining a safe work environment. To help reduce the risk of spreading the COVID-19 virus, we have developed recommendations for frequent screening and testing of employees.
Although no testing method or protocol can provide 100% detection or protection, we believe these recommendations provide a high level of detection and protection against the spread of the virus. These recommendations should not be used as a clinical assessment tool and they are not intended to take the place of medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. These recommendations should not to be construed as legal or medical advice. No guarantees of the effectiveness of these recommendations are expressed or implied.
For healthcare facilities, screening is recommended twice daily and should include symptom screening and temperature checks at the beginning and end of the day/shift for staff. Screening and temperature checks should also be conducted on all visitors enter the facility.
Daily Employee Health Questionnaire:
It is important to assess the health of each employee before they enter the workplace. We have created a sample questionnaire on our website which can be customized for your organization. This form can be filled out daily by employees and the results emailed to the person(s) overseeing your corporate health and safety program. Click here to review the sample form: COVID-19 Health Questionnaire.
In the event an employee's response indicates an elevated risk for the spread of the COVID-19 virus, you can take appropriate action to assess and mitigate the risk before the employee enters the workplace.
Screening and Testing
Our testing protocols have been developed to provide a high level of detection and prevention. These protocols can be modified based on your companies needs and budget.
Screening for symptoms and exposure:
Your health questionnaire should provide adequate information to assess the current health status of your employees and the risk of exposure to the COVID-19 virus. Temperature checks are recommended on all staff and visitors daily.
Employees Presenting with Positive Symptomology:
In the event an employee presents with active symptoms, you should have them testing using both the rapid test and PCR methods. If the rapid test results are positive, the employee should immediately leave the workplace and see their physician for care and monitoring. If the PCR test confirms the rapid test findings, the employee should self-quarantine and seek medical care. The employee should only return to work after they have received clearance to do so by their physician.
Employees Presenting with Potential Exposure to COVID-19:
In the event an employee believes they may have been exposed to the COVID-19 virus as a result of contact with someone who is known to have or suspected to have the virus, a rapid test and PCR should be performed and the employee should immediately leave the workplace, pending the test results. The employee should only return to work after a negative rapid tests results has been confirmed with PCR testing. The employee should undergo repeat testing with rapid and PCR testing each week thereafter for 2 weeks.
Employees Presenting with no Symptoms or Elevated Risk Factors:
For those employees who have presented with no COVID-19 related symptoms and have no elevated risk factors, we recommend monitored using a weekly rapid test, along with random PCR testing.
COVID-19 SCREENING & TESTING SERVICES
On-Site and Off-Site Clinical Support for Screening & Testing
To help you maintain a safe and productive work environment during these difficult times, MDamerica offers an on-site clinical support solution for COVID-19 compliance, electronic pre-screening, wellness evaluations, rapid testing, and collection of specimens for laboratory processing.
Our experienced staff of physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses and physician assistants are focused on the health and well-being of your staff and the success of your organization.