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Provide This Letter to COVID-19 Patients Returning to Onsite Work

Originally published by the Texas Medical Association.

By now you’ve probably treated a lot of COVID-19 patients, many of whom have recovered from the illness.

Although employees are not required by law to present a letter from a physician clearing them to return to work, many employers request one.

If your practice doesn’t already have such a letter, the Texas Medical Association has created one that you can customize for your practice.

The letter, which is available here, outlines guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on when employees who have exhibited symptoms or who have tested positive should return to work. It also explains a negative swab test is not required by law for employees to return to work.

The letter is one of several COVID-19-related documents TMA has created that you can customize for your practice’s and patients’ individual needs. Those resources as well as up-to-date news, information, and tips can be found on the TMA COVID-19 Resource Center.

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