Access To CDC Facilities Not Approved - Further Instructions

CDC Notice on Self-Screening

The Screening You Completed Indicates that You May be at Increased Risk for COVID-19

If you are not feeling well, we hope that you feel better soon!

Here are instructions for what to do next

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If you are not already at home, please avoid contact with others and go straight home immediately.

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Call your primary care provider* for further instructions, including information about COVID-19 testing.

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Contact your supervisor (if you are an employee) or your contracting company (if you are a contractor) to discuss options for telework and/or leave.

Before going to a healthcare facility, please call and let them know that you may have an increased risk for COVID-19.

In case of a life-threatening medical emergency, dial 911 immediately!

Returning to the Workplace
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If you have had symptoms consistent with COVID-19 or have tested positive for COVID-19, DO NOT physically return to work until you get a medical evaluation and are approved to return to a work setting by your primary care provider*. Please call your supervisor to discuss when to return to work. Read more about when it is safe to be around others.

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If you have a chronic medical condition that causes COVID-19-like symptoms and you need to access a CDC facility within the next few days, please call CDC’s Occupational Health Clinic at 404-639-3385 to determine whether you can safely be granted access to a CDC facility.

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If you have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19 you should stay home and self-quarantine for 14 days before returning to work. Read more about when you should be in isolation or quarantine.

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If you are currently isolating or quarantining because of concerns about COVID-19 OR you have a COVID-19 test pending, please contact your primary care provider* for guidance on when you can return to work.

  • If you have an urgent need to come to campus while waiting for a test result, call CDC’s Occupational Health Clinic at 404-639-3385.
  • If you have an urgent need to end your quarantine period early, please ask your CIO Management Officer to send an email request to eocevent106@cdc.gov and eocoht@cdc.gov.

If you have additional questions about when you can return to work, please email OSSAM@cdc.gov. For information about COVID-19 and basic instructions to prevent the spread of disease, visit CDC’s COVID-19 website at https://www.cdc.gov/covid19.

*If you are assigned to the COVID-19, Ebola, or Polio responses, or work in a lab, call CDC’s Occupational Health Clinic at 404-639-3385 instead of your primary care provider for next steps. DO NOT physically go to a CDC Occupational Health Clinic location.

CDC Facilities COVID-19 Screening
Access To CDC Facilities Not Approved - Further Instructions
CDC Notice Regarding CDC Facilities COVID-19 Screening

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Page last reviewed: December 14, 2020