Vaccination Status and Quarantine Requirements

COVID-19 - CDC Guidelines - Isolation

If You Test Positive for COVID-19 (Isolate)
Everyone, regardless of vaccination status.
  • Stay home for 5 days.
  • If you have no symptoms or your symptoms are resolving after 5 days, you can return to work.
  • Continue to wear a mask around others for 5 additional days.
  • If you have a fever, continue to stay home until your fever resolves.

COVID-19 - CDC Guidelines - Quarantine

If You Were Exposed to Someone with COVID-19 (Quarantine)

If you:

  • Have been boosted OR
  • Completed the primary series of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine within the last 6 months OR
  • Completed the primary series of J&J vaccine within the last 2 months
  • Wear a mask around others for 10 days.
  • Test on day 5, if possible.
  • If you develop symptoms, get a test and stay home.

If you:

  • Completed the primary series of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine over 6 months ago and are not boosted OR
  • Completed the primary series of J&J vaccine over 2 months ago and are not boosted OR
  • Are unvaccinated
  • Stay home for 5 days. After that, continue to wear a mark around others for 5 additional days.
  • Test on day 5, if possible.
  • If you develop symptoms, get a test and stay home.

Key Things to Know About COVID-19 Vaccines

I tested positive for COVID-19, what do I do? Contact Human Resources as soon as possible. If it’s after hours or the weekend, please contact: Ann Brown 502-888-7828; Laura Knight 812-484-8854 or Amy Jackson 270-315-2775.

I got tested for COVID-19 and I don’t know my results, can I come to work? No, if you are awaiting test results, you need to quarantine and remain away from all German American locations. This follows CDC and health department guidelines that while test results are pending, you are to act like you are positive and quarantine.

I am a close contact of a confirmed positive person and I have had COVID-19 in the past three months. Can I come to work? Yes, per CDC guidelines, people who have tested positive for COVID-19 within the past three months and recovered do not have to quarantine or test again as long as they do not develop new symptoms.

What is the definition of close contact? Per CDC guidelines, a close contact is someone who was in direct contact with a confirmed positive person 6 feet or less, for 15 minutes or more total over a 24-hour period, 48 hours before the positive person’s symptoms began or before the positive test was collected. *Per the CDC, the determination of close contact should generally be made irrespective of whether the contact was wearing respiratory PPE.  At this time, differential determination of close contact for those using fabric face coverings is not recommended.

(Example - Individual exposures added together over a 24-hour period (e.g., three 5-minute exposures for a total of 15 minutes). 

*Loss of taste and smell may persist for weeks or months after recovery and need not delay the end of isolation.

Travel

I am fully vaccinated and traveled within the United States, where no passport is required. Can I come back to work? If you are able to pass the daily health screens and are not experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, we look forward to seeing you back at work. 

I traveled outside the United States, where a passport is required. Can I come back to work upon my return to the United states? It depends:

  • Are you fully vaccinated, able to pass the daily required health screen and not experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms? Yes, you are able to come back to work without quarantine.
  • I am not fully vaccinated. You will need quarantine away from GA locations for seven days, even if you receive a negative COVID-19 test within those 7 days. Day one of your quarantine starts upon entering the United States.

I am not fully vaccinated and traveled within the United States, where no passport is required. Can I come back to work? It depends:

  • Are you able to pass the daily-required health screening? Yes, you are able to come back to work if the answer is no to the remaining questions below.
  • Are you a close contact of a confirmed positive person? Yes, I am a close contact of a positive person. No, you are not able to come back to work at this time. We hope that you remain healthy and we look forward to welcoming you back after your quarantine ends.
  • Are you waiting on COVID-19 test results? Yes, I am waiting on test results. No, you are not able to come back to work at this time. We look forward to welcoming you back after you are no longer sick, receive negative test results, or recover from COVID and your quarantine period has ended.
  • Is someone in your household waiting on COVID-19 test results? Yes, someone in my household on waiting on test results. No, you are not able to come back to work at this time. We look forward to welcoming you back if test results are negative. If test results are positive, please refer to the Quarantine section.

I recently recovered from COVID-19. If you recovered from a documented COVID-19 infection within the past 90 days (regardless of vaccination status), you do NOT need to self-quarantine after travel. If you develop COVID-19 symptoms after travel, isolate and consult with a healthcare provider for testing recommendations.

 

Vaccinated

Not Vaccinated

Self-monitor for symptoms

X

X

Sick? Stay Home Required

X

X

Masks Recommended by CDC

 

X

Close Contact Quarantine Required

 

X

Positive COVID-19 in Household Quarantine Required

 

X

Pending COVID-19 test in Household Quarantine Required

 

X

International Travel Quarantine Required

 

X

Domestic Travel Quarantine Required

 

 

Approved Time Off (ATO)

ATO effective 1/3/22:

    • ATO will remain available to be used to receive the COVID vaccine and booster, along with any side effects from the receipt of the vaccine.

Masks and Social Distancing Guidelines effective 1/3/22

  1. Both vaccinated and non-vaccinated employees must wear masks in the office when not in a work space that allows for social distancing of at least 6 feet between you and your coworkers. This includes in all lobbies, common areas, meeting rooms, vehicles, etc. If there is a barrier, a mask is not required. Please wear a mask in any face-to-face interaction with customers in our facilities as well.
  2. State and local government executive orders may mandate masks, and require our operations to vary county by county or within city boundaries. GA facilities will operate within the local executive orders on masks.
  3. Please be considerate of all GA clients and employees – if they request masks be worn for health and safety purposes, please accommodate.

Well Being Resources

I am going through a lot. What additional support is available for me? We recognize the impact this pandemic has had on people in a variety of ways. We have confidential and free resources available to you to address a variety of personal, family and work related issues. Some examples of our work-life benefits include:

  • Unlimited Telephonic Clinical Assessment and Referral
  • Up to 5 Sessions of Professional Assessment* for Employees and Family Members
  • Unlimited Child Care and Elder Care Referrals
  • Bereavement support services
  • Legal Consultation for Unlimited Number of Issues per Year
  • Financial Consultation for Unlimited Number of Issues per Year
  • Unlimited Pet Care Consultation
  • Unlimited Education Referrals and Resources
  • Unlimited Referrals and Resources for any Personal Service
  • Unlimited Community-based Resource Referrals
  • Online Legal Resource Center
  • Affinity Online Work-Life Website
  • myACI App for Mobile Access
  • Multicultural and Multilingual Providers Available Nationwide

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