Journal of Clinical Trials

Journal of Clinical Trials
Open Access

ISSN: 2167-0870

Gerard Job

Department of Emergency, Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, Florida, USA

  • Research Article   
    Feasibility of Establishing a Return-to-Work Protocol Based on COVID-19 Antibodies Testing
    Author(s): Gerard Job*, Jennifer Okungbowa-Ikponmwosa and Yijia M

    Introduction: Prior to the diagnosis of the first SARS-CoV-2 patient in Florida, the Miami Dade Fire Rescue developed and implemented its return-to-work protocol based on guidelines from the CDC and Florida Fire Chiefs Association. As of February 17th, 2020, all asymptomatic employees exposed to PCR-confirmed positive SARS-CoV-2 individuals would be excluded from work for 14 days and report absence of symptoms to a delegated supervisor every 24 hours. We postulated that if COVID-19 transmission rate continues at the current rate in the absence of systemic vaccination strategy for SARS-CoV-2, then a safer and more efficient return-to-work policy is needed for exposed first responders who are identified as low-risk for disease transmission. Objectives: We sought to establish a safe and shortened return-to-work protocol to maintain o.. View More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2167-0870.21.11.480

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