Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Possible Symptoms Include:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

If you have COVID like symptoms:

If you have been exposed to someone with COVID:

  • Test after day 3 post-exposure and re-test at day 5 
  • Fill out the Employee COVID Survey to request testing through OEHC
  • All staff must wear an N95 respirator for 10 days after an exposure. If they test negative for
    COVID-19 5 days after the last exposure, then they can remove the N95 mask. (Staff not working in a healthcare facility and/or those who do not have roles that require fit testing, should wear well-fitted source control, i.e. a medical grade mask or N95. Non fit tested employees who choose to wear an N95 should complete the voluntary use form.)

If you have tested positive for COVID:

  • Report your positive test to OEHC by completing the Employee COVID Survey or via phone call (916-734-3737) or email (
    • include your date of birth, date of positive test, and date of symptom onset in your positive reporting
  • Follow return to work instructions for COVID-19 positive staff (see below); set by AFL 21-08.9

Testing Workflows:

  • Testing workflows: exposures without symptoms, exposures and symptoms, symptoms without an exposure, and positive test

IMPORTANT NOTE: Beginning March 18, the COVID testing site for employees will be located behind the Cypress Building at 2221 Stockton Blvd. Employees will turn from V St. onto Nurse Way, pull into Lot 8 and drive forward into the testing pod, then exit from the Cypress Building’s front lot, Parking Lot 11, on to Colonial Way. Employee testing at this location will be open 8 am, with an appointment only.  

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