Ensure the health and safety of patients and colleagues during flu season

January 17, 2019  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

As influenza activity continues to increase in the community, please take the following steps to ensure the health and safety of Michigan Medicine’s patients and workforce members.

  • Employees with fever, an upper respiratory infection or influenza-like illness with or without fever (ILI = muscle aches, chills, headache) may not work and must stay home until fever free (without medication) AND ILI symptoms have resolved for at least 24 hours.
    • Employees who become ill while at work should put on a mask and try to leave as soon as possible.
    • Please note that employees with influenza or ILI are not required to have documentation of illness from OHS or another provider, and that employees do not need clearance from OHS to return to work.

Additional guidance about work restrictions for ill employees can be found by clicking here.

Thank you for your cooperation!