Safe at work™ step-by-step
The Safe at Work™ program is simple and secure.
Once you’ve completed it, you’ll be certified to return to the workplace.
When notified, log into the
Safe at Work™ portal and fill out your COVID-19 Exposure and Risk Questionnaire.
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Tips for a Safer Workday
Once you’ve been cleared to return to your workplace through the Safe at Work™ program,
it’s important to maintain good health by continuing COVID-19 preventive measures.
Here are some tips:
If you use public transit, maintain as much
distance as possible from other passengers.
Wear a face covering. Use hand sanitizer after
touching any surfaces or doors.
If possible, pack your lunch at home and eat at your desk rather than in a shared space.
While gyms near your workplace may be reopening, it’s safer to continue working out at home.
Do not shake hands. Hold virtual meetings
when possible and limit in-person meetings
to small, physically distanced groups.
COVID-19 could remain a part of our lives for a long time. If you’ve tested negative and returned to the workplace, it’s important to self-monitor for symptoms to protect yourself and help keep the people around you safe.
Note: Many of these symptoms are also common to illnesses that are not COVID-19. Monitoring your body closely for combinations is especially useful, as well as tracking their onset and progression.
More than 80% of people with COVID-19 run a fever. While what’s normal for you may vary (“normal” can run anywhere from 97 to 99 degrees), 100.4 degrees or higher on an oral thermometer is considered fever. Check early and late in the day.
60–80% of individuals with COVID-19 report a cough. Most experience a “dry cough” that comes from deep in the chest, while approximately a third have a “wet” cough that produces phlegm.
Loss of sense of smell
Loss of smell is one of the earliest symptoms among known COVID-19 patients and should be monitored closely.
Also common among COVID-19 patients, and among the earliest symptoms.
Shortness of breath
Although not one of the earliest symptoms, this is one of the most severe. Shortness of breath can occur with or without fever or cough, and can range in severity from mild to life-threatening.
Like the flu, COVID-19 can cause chills and body aches.
Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
Some people experience gastrointestinal upsets such as nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea with COVID-19, although they’re less associated with the virus than other symptoms.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I access my Safe at Work™ account?
You can log into your Safe at Work™ account by clicking here.
I tested negative for COVID-19 and have been back in the workplace, but now I’m starting to feel sick. What should I do?
If you are now experiencing symptoms associated with COVID-19 and have a fever, you should enter self-quarantine for 14 days, at which point you will be able to re-test for COVID-19.
I tested positive for COVID-19. How long before I can return to the workplace?
If you tested positive for COVID-19, you must wait for a full 7 days after your symptoms subside before re-taking the Exposure and Risk Questionnaire and beginning the process of returning to the workplace.
What if I am not Clear to Work?
If you have Self-Quarantine status, it means your Exposure and Risk Questionnaire has assessed your COVID-19 risk high enough to warrant self-quarantine. If you have COVID-19 Positive status, it means your blood test was positive for the virus and you must self-isolate.
What does Clear to Work mean?
If you have Clear to Work status, it means you have been cleared to return to the workplace. To do so, get your official certification from the Safe at Work™ patient portal.
What does self-quarantine mean?
If your Exposure and Risk Questionnaire indicates that you should self-quarantine, it means you’re at sufficient risk for COVID-19 and should isolate yourself for 14 days. During this period, (1) stay at home and at least 6 feet from other members of your household, (2) do not have visitors, (3) avoid sharing things like towels and utensils, (4) practice good hygiene and frequent handwashing, and (5) monitor yourself for symptoms. After 14 days, you can retake the Exposure and Risk Questionnaire.
Is my personal medical information safe?
Yes. While it’s necessary for public health to certify your COVID-19 status, your full personal medical information is private and protected. This is true for every step of the evaluation, whether you’re screened at an EHE Health clinic or another provider.
What is the COVID-19 test like?
The Safe at Work™ program uses what’s called a “rapid antibody point of care” test. It’s fast, accurate, and most importantly can be performed on asymptomatic individuals to evaluate both immunity (i.e., whether you’ve already had the virus but didn’t know it) and active infection. The test uses a tiny blood sample and provides results within 10 to 15 minutes.
When can I get the COVID-19 test?
If you’ve been cleared for an in-person clinical evaluation after your Exposure and Risk Questionnaire, you’ll be able to schedule a convenient COVID-19 test through the patient portal.
What is the Exposure and Risk Questionnaire for? Isn’t a COVID-19 test enough?
The questionnaire is an important first step. Your responses help determine whether the safest step before COVID-19 testing is a brief self-quarantine. This is yet another layer of protection for you, healthcare workers, and your colleagues.
What if I feel healthy?
We understand not wanting a medical evaluation when you feel good. However, many individuals with COVID-19—as high as 80 percent—experience zero or mild symptoms. To protect your colleagues and community, it’s essential to be tested before resuming public activities.
Why do I need the Safe at Work™ evaluation?
It ensures a safe and healthy workplace for you and your colleagues. The screening process is the most effective way to return everyone to the workplace while protecting personal and public health.