Coronavirus Information and Resources

FAQ's for LSU Health New Orleans Campus

A 14-day self-quarantine is recommended for those who have had close contact with someone who is COVID-19 positive. Close contact is defined as being within 6 feet for 15 minutes or more. For patient-facing employees and patient-facing students, close contact is defined as being within 6 feet for 15 minutes or more without the use of appropriate PPE (mask or respirator and eye covering).

  • If you fit this criteria, please notify your supervisor and remain home for 14 days while checking for fever twice daily and monitoring for other symptoms.
  • During this quarantine, you will be required to use your sick leave, annual leave. If these are exhausted, you may use special leave (up to 15 days).  You will need documentation from a medical professional to use special leave.
  • Seek testing at the end of the quarantine period prior to returning to campus. Patient-facing employees and patient-facing students will be required to have 2 negative tests, more than 24 hours apart prior to returning.

 

  • Notify your supervisor.
  • Seek testing from a physician or testing location.
  • Remain at home under self-quarantine until you receive negative COVID-19 test results or until your physician releases you to return.
  • Use sick leave, annual leave.  If these are exhausted, you are eligible for special leave (up to 15 days with documentation from a medical professional).
 
  • Do not come to work.
  • Report your illness to your supervisor.
  • Complete the self-reporting form:  https://911.lsuhsc.edu/coronavirus/selfreporting.aspx.  The University is using this form to perform contract tracing to manage the spread of COVID-19 among your co-workers.
  • Remain at home on leave for the duration of your illness.  Use sick leave, annual leave. When exhausted, you are eligible for a 15-day special leave, if needed.  To use special leave, submit medical documentation.
  • You will need a physician’s release to return to work once you recover from illness.  Patient-facing employees and patient-facing students will be required to have 2 negative tests more than 24 hours apart prior to returning.

If you are required to remain out of the office due to these circumstances, but feel you are able to perform your duties remotely, you may be granted a Remote Work Exception.  Assuming your work product is measurable, you may be allowed to work from home.  To apply for this exception:

  • Have your supervisor contact Employee Relations at Chigg3@lsuhsc.edu.
  • If the request for remote work is accepted, you will be required to sign and return a release that indicates you were given the option to either work remotely, use leave, or remain out on leave without pay.