RISK ALERT - COVID-19 Exposures & Symptoms
We are currently experiencing a rise in COVID positive cases and exposure quarantines within our workplace. As a reminder, you are not to report to work if you are ill with any of the following symptoms/conditions:
- Sore Throat
- Headache/Sinus Pressure
- Cough/Breathing Issues
- Body Aches
- GI issues
- Close Contact with a COVID positive person
- Testing for COVID
You must notify your supervisor/manager if you have symptoms or an exposure. If symptoms continue then testing may be necessary and your supervisor will contact Risk Management to determine the appropriate timing of a COVID test for more accurate results. Testing sites in our community are currently experiencing high volume and many are having extended wait times. All employees experiencing symptoms, currently testing, and/or have been exposed must be reported to Risk Management at 904.827.6886 or email BCCRiskManagement@sjcfl.us. For an employee exposure or quarantine, you must use your own sick or vacation leave. This is an ideal time to check your accrued leave balances and pending time-off requests to ensure you have adequate leave hours to cover you financially should you be required to stay home due to COVID.
The guidance being communicated to you is continually updated with the latest CDC & FDOH guidelines (including fully-vaccinated protocols) to manage the employee exposure cases. Please let us know if we can assist with any further information.
Thanks for your cooperation and stay healthy!
Risk Management Team
(Lois, Byron & Laura)
SJC BCC Employee Guidance for Isolation, Quarantine and Testing of Vaccinated & Unvaccinated Employees
Fully vaccinated people with COVID-19 symptoms
Although the risk that fully vaccinated people could become infected with COVID-19 is low, any fully vaccinated person who experiences symptoms consistent with COVID-19 should notify their supervisor and not report to the workplace. The supervisor should then report the case to Risk Management. Testing maybe necessary for the symptomatic person.
Fully vaccinated people with no COVID-like symptoms following an exposure to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19
Most fully vaccinated people with no COVID-like symptoms do not need to quarantine, be restricted from work, or be tested following an exposure to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19, as their risk of infection is low. Risk Management should be contacted about the exposure case. If the vaccinated person develops symptoms they should be sent home immediately and not return to the workplace.
Non-vaccinated people with COVID-19 Symptoms
If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms you should stay home and contact your supervisor. The supervisor will contact Risk Management and we will provide guidance for the situation. This may include testing for the ill employee.
Non-vaccinated people with a close contact exposure to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19
Non-vaccinated employees that are a "close contact" (being within 6 feet of a person with COVID-19 for 15 minutes in a 24 hour period with someone who is infected) should self-isolate, not report to the work place and notify their supervisor. The supervisor will contact Risk Management and we will provide guidance for the situation. This may include testing for the employee.
If you need any guidance, please feel free to contact our office at 904.827.6886, email at BCCRiskManagement@sjcfl.us or 904.669.0779 (after hours/holiday).
Thank you for your continued cooperation!
Risk Management Team