What do I do if an employee who reports to me thinks they may have COVID-19?

If an employee is sick, it is essential that supervisors express concern for the employee’s well-being and advise the employee to stay home and isolate. Supervisors should advise the employee immediately to contact by phone their primary care provider, or if they are seriously ill, contact by phone an emergency medical care provider. Employees must fill out a Positive Case Communication form to assist in contact tracing. If the employee does not have a primary care health care provider, they can contact Student Health Services or the local county health department in the community in which they reside for referrals. Employees who engage with others outside of their household as part of their work at OSU or have been on-site at an OSU location in the previous 14 days and have tested positive for COVID-19 or have symptoms of COVID-19, are required to inform OSU. Additionally in that case, supervisors must review the Positive Case Notification website to learn about necessary notifications and next steps.

Last Modified: 
September 17, 2021