Over 80 percent of COVID-19 cases will be asymptomatic or have mild symptoms. Symptoms may include fever, cough, shortness of air, muscle aches, chills, sore throat, vomiting/diarrhea and loss of taste or smell.
- All health care workers should monitor their symptoms daily. Screening survey.
- Health care workers with confirmed symptomatic COVID-19 should self quarantine and remain out of work.
- Health care workers with known exposure to someone with COVID-19 should notify their supervisor immediately. COVID testing should occur within four to seven days if a health care worker is exposed to someone with confirmed COVID-19.
Any employee* with direct patient contact must wear standard personal protective equipment (goggles, mask, gloves).
Clinical care areas may also need clear-panel masks or face shields to facilitate communication with individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing, in compliance with the interim policy on face masks: UK HealthCare Policy on Wearing a Mask. Read more…
Many of the N95 masks that were available in the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic are no longer in stock. If you do not have one of the new styles, you will need to be fit-tested again (see styles linked in flyer below). Please contact Employee Health at 859-323-2778 to make an appointment. Read more…