Primer on COVID-19 Testing and Isolation

In light of the rapidly-spreading Omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus, new guidance from public health officials has changed when people should get tests, and how long employees should avoid the workplace when sick.  This has caused some confusion for employers when it comes to handling employees who are sick.

This primer will explain some of the recent changes to help you and your business navigate the coming weeks, when Dr. Bonnie Henry has suggested as many as 1/3 of the workforce may be sick and unable to work.

For full information or more detailed answers to questions, contact 8-1-1 or visit the BC CDC website here.

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