What to do
If you work in San Francisco outside your home, you can get tested for COVID-19, even if you have no symptoms. Find out about your testing options.
Your employer may ask about your health status separately.
You should also check your health before you go to a dental or healthcare appointment.
1. Consider your own COVID-19 status
2. Consider the COVID-19 status of any close contacts
If any close contacts tested positive for COVID-19 within the last 14 days, you must quarantine at home. Do not go to work.
Close contacts include anyone who:
- Lives with you
- You have sex with
- Takes care of you
- You take care of
- Stayed within 6 feet of you for more than 10 minutes when you were not wearing a face covering
- Had direct contact with your body fluids while they were not wearing a facemask, gown, and gloves (usually healthcare workers)
3. Check if you have new symptoms
Get tested for COVID-19 if in the last 24 hours:
- You have a fever over 100.4° Fahrenheit or 38.0° Celsius
- You’re shivering a lot
- You have a cough
- It’s hard to breathe
- You feel tired or sore
- You can’t smell or taste anything
- Your throat hurts
- Your head hurts
- You have a runny or stuffy nose
- You have diarrhea, feel sick to your stomach, or throw up
You should not go to work. Stay home until you get your test results. See CDC guidelines about what to do if you are sick.
If you test positive for COVID-19, you must isolate yourself at home.
If your test is negative, stay home until you have no symptoms for at least 3 days.
4. You can go to work if you and your contacts’ test results are negative, and you feel healthy
Last updated May 30, 2020