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UMMS Guidelines for Employee Return to Work

Standards for Prevention of Workplace Transmission of SARS-CoV-2

Developed by the COVID-19 Workforce Safety Working Group*

Last modified date: June 22, 2020

The COVID-19 Workforce Safety Working Group provides these guidelines to assist faculty, staff and students (hereafter called “employees”) at the University of Massachusetts Medical School with a safe transition to the work environment.

The guidelines below are based on best practices in effect as of the date of this document, updated from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and other health authorities, and in collaboration with our Infectious Diseases Division, Employee Health Services (EHS) and Student Health Services (SHS). Questions about these guidelines should be directed to our UMMS Infection Control Officer at

Return to Work Guidelines for Employees and Students

Additional Return to Work Guidelines for Laboratory Personnel

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