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Proctored Return-To-Work Test: at Day 5 of Isolation 

The CDC updated the COVID-19 isolation and quarantine recommendations with a shorter isolation and quarantine period.  The recommended isolation period is 5 days if asymptomatic or symptoms are resolving (without fever for 24 hours), followed by 5 days of wearing a mask when around others.

The CDC recommended quarantine period for people who are unvaccinated or are not up to date with their COVID-19 vaccines is 5 days followed by strict mask use for an additional 5 days, and take a SARS-CoV-2 test at day 5 after exposure.  For people who are up to date with their COVID-19 vaccines they should wear a mask for 10 days after the exposure and take a SARS-CoV-2 test at day 5 after exposure.  

Per the revised Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards and the California Department of Public Health, isolation can end after day 5 if symptoms are not present or are resolving and a proctored rapid antigen test is taken on day 5 or later and results in a negative test.  Over-the-counter (OTC) rapid antigen tests may not be both self-administered and self-read, the employer can proctor the OTC test itself, including through video proctoring.  Tests acceptable to comply with the testing requirements are tests approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or that have an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the FDA to diagnose current infection with the SARS-CoV-2 virus may be used.  The test must be administered in accordance with the FDA approval or FDA, EUA, as applicable.  To schedule a Proctored Return-To-Work test, email Cindy Delgado at cadelgad@ucsc.edu to schedule a Zoom proctored OTC rapid antigen test.

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