Guidance for State Agencies to Address Persons Under Investigation and/or a Positive COVID-19 Case in the Workplace

June 5, 2020

This guidance is based on what is currently known about the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). COVID-19 is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The outbreak first started in China, but the virus continues to spread internationally and in the United States.

The purpose of this guidance is to help prevent or mitigate workplace exposures to COVID-19 when there is a Person Under Investigation (PUI). This guidance provides the following:

  • What is a PUI and/or a Positive Case?

  • Preparing for potential COVID-19 Exposures

  • State Agency Awareness of COVID-19 Disease or Possible Exposures Among Employees

  • Immediate Action Steps for Supervisors of PUI

  • Human Resources and Privacy Considerations:

  • Workplace Disinfection:

  • When can a PUI and/or Positive Case return to work?

  • Best Practices for Employees Returning to Work:

  • COVID-19 - Workplace Disinfection

To download a PDF of the guidance, click here.