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FACE COVERING GUIDELINES FOR NEO EMPLOYEES

Guidelines:

If an employee elects to wear a face covering on campus, it should adhere to the below standards.

  • fits snugly but comfortably against the side of the face,
  • completely covers the nose and mouth,
  • is secured with ties or ear loops,
  • includes multiple layers of fabric (tightly woven cotton is recommended),
  • allows for breathing without restriction,
  • does not have an exhalation valve, and
  • can be laundered and machine dried without damage or change to shape or cleaned as recommended by CDC, if not disposable.
  • must be clean, well-maintained, and professional
  • If you have questions, please contact your supervisor or the NEO Human Resources Office.

 

Isolation/Quarantine Length Masking Testing Other
Tested positive, asymptomatic or symptoms resolving within 5 days Isolate 5 days (Days 1-5 from positive test) 10 days from positive test NA Monitor symptoms 10 days from positive test. If you become symptomatic at any point, isolate for 10 days from positive test.
Exposed, vaccinated None 10 days from date of exposure Test on day 5 if possible Monitor symptoms for 10 days from exposure. If you become symptomatic at any point, get tested.
Exposed, unvaccinated  Quarantine for 5 days (Days 1-5 from exposure) 10 days from date of exposure. Test on day 5 if possible Monitor symptoms for 10 days from exposure. If you become symptomatic at any point, get tested.

Definitions: 

  • Vaccinated: vaccinated with initial series AND received booster
  • Unvaccinated: not vaccinated OR six months from initial series of Pfizer/Moderna  (or two months from Johnson & Johnson) AND no booster
  • Symptoms resolving: overall symptom improvement AND 24-hours fever free without using fever-reducing medication.
 
 
 
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