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Staff sick with COVID-19 - what's your hospital policy?

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mtn sky has 6 years experience as a BSN, RN.

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My hospital recently announced that if staff test positive for COVID-19 that the usual sick-leave policies apply, meaning you have to use your earned time to cover 2 weeks of missed work. As an RN who has tested and cared for COVID-19 positive patients with inadequate PPE, having to use my earned paid time off doesn't seem appropriate. What are your hospitals doing if you have known contact(s) with COVID-19 positive patients and you end up getting sick with COVID-19?

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Rose_Queen has 15 years experience as a BSN, MSN, RN and specializes in OR, education.

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Most likely they are now looking at it as being in the community, so if staff were to become ill, there’s no way to prove the exposure occurred at work.

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KCMnurse has 36 years experience as a BSN, MSN, RN and specializes in Educator.

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Sorry to hear this. Our system is enacting a policy that allows you to use paid admin leave if you have to quarantine. Let's hope more do this than force nurses to use their precious PTO.

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