If you test positive or have symptoms of COVID, contact Health Services at 1-510-486-6266. The Health Services nurses will provide guidance based on your symptoms. Do not come to a Lab site or travel on official business if you have any COVID symptoms.  

If you test positive, you can return to a Lab site or continue official business travel when:

  • Your symptoms have been improving for at least 24 hours, AND
  • You are fever-free for 24 hours without taking fever-reducing medication such as aspirin or acetaminophen.

If you test positive and do not have any symptoms, you can return to a Lab site or continue official business travel without any isolation time, but contact Health Services to report the positive test.

In any of these cases, you must wear a face covering for ten days from when you tested positive or started having symptoms. If you are exposed to COVID, you are no longer required to mask and test. However, it is recommended to mask for ten days and test within five days, especially if you or those around you are at higher risk. The Lab uses information from Cal/OSHA, the California Department of Public Health, and the Centers for Disease Control in designing its COVID protocols. 

Additional information is available at covid.lbl.gov and ehs.lbl.gov/coronavirus/. Please contact Health Services at 1-510-486-6266 or email covidinfo@lbl.gov with any questions. 

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