Should I send a message to the rest of my staff that someone on our team is out sick or goes home sick?

Supervisors should follow their normal communication procedures with their staff. If it is common practice to let others on the team know that one of the team members is out of the office, then the supervisor should continue this practice. At no time should the supervisor be communicating personally identifiable or specific information related to an illness or medical condition of an employee.

Employees are required to notify their supervisor if they have symptoms of COVID-19 or have tested positive for COVID-19 and have been on-site at an OSU location in the previous 14 days. Supervisors must then follow OSU’s COVID-19 notification protocols.

Last Modified: 
September 7, 2021