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What if I have tested positive for COVID-19, do I have to report to work?

If you've tested positive for COVID-19, you should not go to work. Now, under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, if you test positive, then you need to notify your employer, and you need to self-quarantine for whatever period of time your doctor has said.

Now, if you work for an employer that has less than 500 employees, you may be entitled to up to 2 weeks of pay during that time under the Emergency Sick Pay Act. After that, if you need to be off longer, you could be entitled to some additional benefits or even unemployment benefits, so if you test positive, you should notify your employer and stay home.

Black and Jones Attorneys at Law, a Rockford based law firm, practices in Workers’ Compensation, Social Security Disability, Personal Injury, Veterans’ Compensation and Police and Fire Disability.