There are two avenues for return to work based on the two CDC guidelines. We have included both on the work note we sent to you (click here for sample doctors note).
Integrity is here to serve our community, but we also want to be a leader in common sense and fiscally responsible medicine. Some individuals are testing positive for COVID and a week later being retested only to still be testing positive. Then they are returning per CDC guidelines to receive two more negative COVID tests. That is 4 tests and several days of lost time in work. Ultimately it is your employer’s decision, but as this pandemic continues, who will continue to pay for tests that are no longer for your health, but for your employers’ comfort? We are already seeing many of the major insurers question this practice. If your insurance does not pay, then the patient will likely be responsible. This obviously can get expensive quickly. We suggest that you give your employer the work note that we drew up and let them decide how they wish to proceed in your returning to work.