An employee at my workplace tested positive. What information should I provide to other employees and customers?
Businesses are advised NOT to provide any personal health information about an employee to staff or customers. Public Health conducts a public health investigation to determine if someone who is confirmed to have COVID-19 was at work during the time they were infectious.
Public health officials work closely with people who have tested positive for COVID-19. This includes addressing their health concerns and determining who they may have had close, prolonged contact with when they were infectious. Public health officials will then directly contact every person deemed to be a close contact, defined as having had significant exposure to the positive COVID-19 individual when they were infectious. Public health makes contact as quickly as possible with all identified contacts.
If any additional measures need to be taken at your workplace, public health officials will call you directly to provide advice.
See our printable COVID-19 Positive Test in the Workplace for more information.