What are the risks of going back to work too soon?

If you go back to work too soon, you risk transmitting COVID-19 to others or becoming infected with COVID-19 yourself. 

  • Transmitting to others: If you’ve been infected with COVID-19, you can transmit the infection to your coworkers or customers. Many people who are infected have no symptoms. Only a PCR test can determine if you have an active infection. 
  • Becoming infected: Coworkers or customers who have COVID-19 can transmit the virus to you. There is a risk of becoming infected if you have had close contact with an infected person (being within 6 feet of them for a total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period within the past 14 days).