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The Seneca County Health District asks that you do not request that an employee who has been positive for COVID get a repeat test before they are allowed to return to work. It is not necessary if they have done their 10 day isolation or if a contact of a positive case has done their 14 day quarantine.

First of all, it is putting a strain on our testing sites. Secondly, it is possible for someone to have a positive test after their period of isolation but they are not contagious any longer therefore do not need to be kept out of the workplace.

Also, do not ask people who have been in contact with a positive case to get a test before their quarantine time is up in order to let them come back to work early. A person can become positive at any time during that 14 day period.

​There are exceptions to workers, such as in the healthcare profession, which are considered essential employees. The guidelines in that situation are that they may work if they remain symptom free and wear appropriate PPE. They however should refrain from going anywhere else.