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COVID-19: Keeping You Informed



Employer Resources* During COVID-19

Your business is vital in the services it provides to our community right now and in the future. We are grateful for your help in sustaining the important work that keeps our economy going.

As you continue to maintain your operations during COVID-19 or you are planning for your business operations post the Stay Home, Stay Safe mandate, it’s important to be armed with the right information and tools to prevent further spread of the virus. This situation is changing daily, so these resources will update regularly.



Resources to Help Your Business



Occupational Health

Information about our occupational health services that will be updated regularly.



Screening Materials

Information about a free employee symptom checker to help businesses check for symptoms.



In This Together

Inspiring stories about local companies and our community coming together.






Employer & Employee FAQs


 
How can I obtain proof of the quarantine my doctor ordered me?

The best place to receive notes is via your MyChart account. Sign up for MyChart online and obtain visit notes following your appointments.

Can I request a “Return to Work” note from my employees?

Spectrum Health is not issuing “Return to Work” notes. We recommend that employers visit the CDC and OSHA websites for guidelines on this topic.

Can I request a “Return to Work” note from an employee who has been quarantined?

Spectrum Health is not issuing “Return to Work” notes. We recommend that employers look at the CDC and OSHA websites for “Return to Work” guidelines.

Where can I get a copy of my doctor’s visit?

The best resource is your MyChart account.

How do we keep our employees safe?

Spectrum Health recommends following the guidelines set forth by the CDC and WHO to help keep your employees safe. This includes proper cleaning and disinfection, working to reduce transmission among employees, and maintaining a healthy work environment. For detailed guidance specific to businesses, additional information is available from the CDC guidance for businesses.

What products do we use and when is best to sanitize?

Spectrum Health aligns with the CDC’s routine environmental cleaning and disinfection, available at their website. Spectrum Health uses EPA approved cleaners and disinfectants, a full list of which is available at the EPA website.

What is the proper handwashing technique?

Spectrum Health promotes the five steps to proper handwashing (wet, lather, scrub for 20 seconds, rinse, and dry). This information is available in printable format from both Spectrum Health and the CDC.

How should I recommend testing to my employees?

Spectrum Health has launched a web-based symptom checker tool to help employers’ to encourage employee screening and testing. We also recommend visiting the CDC's site for guidance on when to seek testing.

Where can I send my employees for testing?

If you believe that you have an employee in need of testing, please have them call the Spectrum Health hotline at 833.559.0659 for appropriate medical advice and instructions.

Should I send my employees to the hospital for screening?

No. If you suspect an employee of having COVID-19, please direct them to call the Spectrum Health screening line for appropriate medical advice and instructions.

Will I get tested for COVID-19 if I am experiencing symptoms?

Due to limited resources, not all individuals who are suspected to have COVID-19 will be tested. Please see this link to the CDC guidelines around testing priority.



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COVID Symptoms and Prevention Flyer

Download a flyer detailing COVID-19 symptoms and prevention guidelines.



Industry Resources

*Disclaimer - The content on this website is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended for direct diagnostic use or medical decision-making without review and oversight by a clinical professional. The information on this website is offered on an AS-IS basis and Spectrum Health does not independently verify the validity or utility of any information contained in or made available through this website. Such information is used and relied upon entirely at the user’s own risk. Users are solely responsible for any liabilities arising from use or misuse of such information. Neither Spectrum Health nor any of its officers, directors, employees, agents or affiliates make any representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, with respect to the information provided on this website nor to its use, and Spectrum Health hereby expressly disclaims all representations and warranties of any kind with regard to such information and use thereof, whether express or implied, including, without limitation, warranties of title, non-infringement and fitness for a particular purpose. Spectrum Health does not purport to own or have any rights in any material made available through links contained in this website, and all such materials may be subject to their own terms of use. If you have questions about the information contained in or made available through this website, please contact a health care professional. No physician-patient relationship is created by use of this website. More information about Spectrum Health’s polices is available.

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