- Clean your hands often with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60-95% alcohol or wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Soap and water should be used preferentially if hands are visibly dirty.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Visit the CDC’s coughing and sneezing etiquette and clean hands webpage for more information.
Stay home when sick or exposed to COVID-19:
- If you’re not feeling well or have symptoms of acute respiratory illness, it is recommended that you stay home and not come to work until you are free of fever (100.4° F [37.8° C] or greater using an oral thermometer), signs of a fever, and any other symptoms for at least 24 hours, without the use of fever-reducing or other symptom-altering medicines (e.g. cough suppressants). Please report an illness and subsequent absence from work to your contractor.
- If you’re experiencing symptoms or have been exposed, stay home and get tested for COVID-19 via a rapid antigen or PCR test. Per recent CDC guidelines, you may return to work five days after exposure to COVID-19 if you receive two negative antigen tests over a 48-hour period.
- To learn more about testing for COVID-19 in Massachusetts, please visit mass.gov/GetTested
- Seek medical help if you have a fever, cough, or difficulty breathing. Information on COVID-19 symptoms can be found on the CDC website.
Get your COVID-19 vaccine or booster if you have not already:
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