Vaccination Status and Quarantine Requirements

People are considered fully vaccinated:

  • 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or
  • 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine.

If you don’t meet these requirements, you are NOT fully vaccinated.

I am fully vaccinated and someone in my household is positive for COVID-19, I feel fine. Can I come to work? Yes, per CDC guidelines, because you are fully vaccinated and you are NOT experiencing symptoms, you are able to be around others and come to work. We hope that the person recovers quickly and that you remain healthy.

I am fully vaccinated and a close contact of a confirmed positive person. Can I come to work? Yes, per CDC guidelines, fully vaccinated people do not have to quarantine UNLESS they are experiencing symptoms. If a fully vaccinated person is experiencing symptoms, testing is recommended.

I am fully vaccinated and someone in my household is being tested for COVID-19. Can I come to work? Yes, per CDC guidelines, fully vaccinated people do not have to quarantine UNLESS they are experiencing symptoms. If a fully vaccinated person is experiencing symptoms, testing is recommended.

I am not fully vaccinated, and someone in my household is being tested for COVID-19, can I come to work? No, if someone in your household is being tested for COVID-19, you need to remain out until those test results are known.

I am not fully vaccinated, and someone in my household is positive for COVID-19, I feel fine. Can I come to work? We hope that the person recovers quickly and that you remain healthy. Because you are in the same household as a confirmed positive person, you are considered a close contact. Close contacts, need to quarantine and remain out of all German American locations.

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.

 

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 changes to be effective 6/4/21:

    1. ATO will remain available to be used to receive the COVID vaccine and any side effects from the receipt of the vaccine.
    2.  ATO will remain available to be used if employee tests positive for COVID-19 or is identified by German American as close contact of a confirmed positive person. Remember – if you are vaccinated, and do not have symptoms, you do not have to quarantine.
    3. ATO will not be granted for personal travel quarantine purposes.

ATO changes to be effective 7/5/21:

    1. ATO will remain available to be used to receive the COVID vaccine and any side effects from the receipt of the vaccine.

All other ATO related to the pandemic will cease.

Masks and Social Distancing Guidelines effective 6/4/21

  1. Per the CDC guidelines, fully vaccinated employees can resume can resume work activities without wearing a mask or social distancing.
  2. Face masks are recommended per the CDC guidelines for those who are not fully vaccinated. Following the CDC guidelines, we expect that those who are unvaccinated continue to wear a mask to protect co-workers and clients from the possible spread of COVID-19.
  3. 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.
  4. In-person meetings can resume in GA facilities, with the goal of adequate social distancing for meeting participants as space and attendance allow.
  5. Please be considerate of all GA clients and employees – if they request masks be worn for health and safety purposes, please accommodate.