Calif. health care workers who are asymptomatic with COVID won’t have to test or isolate to work

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      jbnw
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      From https://abc7.com/asymptomatic-california-health-care-workers-dont-need-isolation-covid-testing-coronavirus-ca-nurses/11447584/ .

      SAN FRANCISCO — California health care workers won’t have to isolate or test negative to go back to work if they are asymptomatic until February 1.

      As omicron cases continue to surge and hospital staffing shortages increase across the state, California’s department of public health is changing its COVID isolation guidelines.

      “If we have a nurse that calls out what that means for us is that we can’t open a zone in the emergency department that we would’ve been able to open,” said Dr. Maria Raven, chief of Emergency Medicine at UCSF Parnassus Campus, adding, “We feel like if people don’t have symptoms they should be able to come to work.”

      This change is going against the CDC’s recommendation for anyone who tests positive to isolate for 5 days with or without symptoms.

      So it’s now OK for an ER nurse to spread coronavirus throughout the emergency department and the hospital.

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      NV Wino
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      Did someone forget to tell them that asymptomatic doesn’t mean that you don’t have it, or that you can’t spread it?

      “As we act, let us not become the evil that we deplore.” Barbara Lee
      “Politicians and pro athletes: The only people who still get paid when they lose.” William Rivers Pitt

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      Mr. Mickeys Mom
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      Everything is wrong, and I’ll bet they don’t return any calls about it either.

      Hell, no... I'm not giving up...

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      doh1304
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      I had covid Sunday – the worst 5 hour cold I had in 30 years.

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