Dr. Tim Hendrix

Employer Questions of the Month with
Dr. Tim Hendrix

To help keep you and your employees informed, Medical Director Dr. Tim Hendrix has provided recommendations for the top questions asked by employers each month.

Should I wear a mask at work? What if I’m fully vaccinated?

Yes, masks are still an effective way to reduce transmission of COVID-19 . You should continue to wear a mask indoors even if you’re vaccinated due to the current surge of COVID-19.

I’m fully vaccinated, but have some symptoms of COVID-19. Should I get a test?

Yes. If you’re sick, or having symptoms, you should still get tested for COVID-19, even if you’re fully vaccinated. 

What do I do if I’ve been exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19?

If you’re exposed and vaccinated, there is no need to quarantine, but you should get tested 3-5 days after the exposure, wear your mask and self-monitor for symptoms.  If you’re unvaccinated and have an exposure, you must quarantine for 14 days and self-monitor for symptoms.  Whether vaccinated or unvaccinated, if you feel ill, you should get tested immediately.

I’ve just tested positive for COVID-19. How long do I need to quarantine?

If you’ve been diagnosed with COVID-19, you need to isolate at home for at least 10 days from the start of symptoms, regardless of whether or not you have been vaccinated.

I’m fully vaccinated. Are the vaccines effective against the delta variant?

Yes. Recent studies have shown that all currently available vaccines have a 80-90% effectiveness against the new Delta Variant.

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AdventHealth Safe Business Guidelines 

We want to share the safety plans we have developed for our employees with your business.

Masks and appropriate protective equipment
Social distance measures
Stay at home if sick
Frequent safety audits
Encourage remote work
Hand hygiene and hand sanitizer stations
Process to clean and sanitize workspaces
Return to work and quarantine policies
✓ Evaluate ventilation and filtration in the workplace

AdventHealth experts can assist you with feedback on workplace policies using the above recommendations.

AdventHealth Centra Care
“Safe Business” Services

Below are samples of AdventHealth services developed specifically to help your business navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. Our team of AdventHealth experts are available to consult with your team and help tailor a plan to meet your unique business and customer needs.

Medical Expertise:
A dedicated physician will be accessible for oversight and consultation for medical questions and to help you develop Safe Business policies and procedures

Exposure Management:
Our team is available for consultation to assist with workplace exposures

On-Site Services:
Our on-site services team is available to provide on-site flu shot clinics, rapid antigen testing and COVID-19 vaccines

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Your Plan
For a Safe Environment

AdventHealth can help you tailor these plans to your individual, unique business needs.

  1. Prepare for universal masking of all employees and guests.
  2. Continue Social Distancing: Design environments to accommodate social distancing and staff safety – keeping individuals 6-ft apart.  Examples include:
    • Ample waiting spaces or non-waiting approaches like “wait in the car and we’ll text you” when ready.
    • Re-design of lines and interaction points: (dots on the floor, shields between visitors and staff)
  3. Employees must practice Hand Hygiene – washing hands with soap and water for >20 seconds before and after close contact with a guest.  
  4. Sanitize work surfaces after any close contact with an employee or guest.  
     

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We’re Here to Help

Please contact your AdventHealth local business development representative or fill out this form to further discuss a re-opening plan tailored to your business.

More Resources

For additional information on the novel coronavirus, use the following resources:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Occupational Safety and Health Administration