Pennsylvania Health Department Issues Return to Work for Healthcare Personnel Guidance

The Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) released PA-HAN-499 with guidance for making decisions about return to work for healthcare personnel with confirmed or suspected COVID-19. This guidance replaces PA-HAN-489. Decisions about return to work should also be made in the context of local circumstances. Options include a test-based strategy or a non-test-based strategy. If healthcare personnel must return to work before meeting criteria, they should ideally perform non-direct care or direct care for persons confirmed to have COVID-19. Click here for all the 2020 health alerts, advisories and updates.