COVID-19 Return to Work FAQs

Yes, if your positive test was done outside of UCLA Health, please do the following:

  • Notify your manager or Unit Director
  • Complete the following questionnaire at this link to report your results: is not necessary for any testing done at UCLA)

If you have COVID 19 symptoms, you will need to complete a COVID 19 test. Here are a few options:

  • Self-ordering a PCR Test via your MyChart or from Mednet home page
  • Take a Rapid  home Antigen test*
  • Complete a COVID 19 test at any other testing location
  • You must stay home until your results come back

Only post exposure testing is done at Occupational Health clinic for close contacts identified by the COVID positive employee. If you are eligible to test you will receive an email notice.

STAY AT HOME and self-isolate until:

  • At least 10 days have passed since your positive test date or symptom onset date, whichever is earlier (positive test date or symptom onset date = Day 0)
  • At least 5 days have passed since your positive test date or symptom onset date AND you have uploaded a negative COVID antigen test by following the MyChart message instructions
  • You have no fever for greater than 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications AND
  • Your symptoms are improving.
  • Occupational Health covid staff will order an Antigen test that can be completed at a UCLA Testing center OR
  • Use a home Antigen test and then upload a picture of your negative test and the designated form sent to you from Occupational Health through MyChart message.
  • ONLY negative test results allow shortened isolation and early return. If you continue to test positive you may NOT return to work until after the 10th day.

Contact the myUCLAhealth support line at 855-364-7052, which is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

No, you must isolate yourself at home immediately and inform your supervisor that you will not be reporting to work.

  • You must continue to isolate but may test again each day up until Day 9.
  • You may return to work on Day 11 without a negative antigen test if you have had no fever for greater than 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications AND
  • Your symptoms are improving.

An email will be sent to any coworker who has met criteria as a close contact with clearance to test.  Testing must be done between days 3 -5 after date of exposure.  Testing is required per Cal Osha regulations.

Complete the form in MyChart provided by Occupational Health. Place the negative antigen test on the paper and take a picture. Click here for an example. Follow the instructions in your MyChart message to attach and upload your picture.

No, as long as you are 100% remote reporting isn’t necessary.

Yes, you continue to work as long as you don’t have symptoms.