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Would you go to work with mild symptoms?

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by mtayRN mtayRN (New) New

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Would you go to work with mild symptoms?

  1. 1. Would you go to work in an ER with mild symptoms (ex. Tickle in throat, occasional cough, etc,)?

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      Yes, and I’d wear a mask all day.
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      Yes, unless I have a fever.
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      No, I don’t want to risk others getting sick.

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I work in a busy ER. I am therefore exposed to COVID, along with colds and flu, etc. Occupational health states to call and likely be tested if you have a fever, SOB or cough. I had a major headache a few days ago, and now have a tickle in my throat/upper lungs that makes me feel the urge to cough. No fever, no SOB. My 10m old daughter has been coughing as well. I don’t want to risk getting my coworkers sick, but I also don’t want to leave them short staffed when this could very well be a cold. Where do we draw the line in regards to mild symptoms?

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CampyCamp has 18 years experience as a RN.

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We're surveyed every day about symptoms and they take our temps. If you answered honestly, they wouldn't let you inside.

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