ODP Announcement 20-099 provides further clarification regarding reporting of cases of staff contracting COVID. The information is based upon experience of those using the Health Risk Screening (HRS) system to highlight and clarify key areas.
Timely reporting of suspected and positive COVID-19 cases is essential to ensure system response including deployment of necessary clinical consultation and other needed resources. Providers should submit initial/updated reports of suspected and confirmed cases, receipt of information about test results, and return to work within 24 hours of discovery. Further clarification is provided in the announcement.
The Provider Staff COVID-19 Tracking Form functionality resides in PA ODP’s Health Risk Screening (HRS) database. ODP provided a User Guide to assist providers in correctly entering information into the tool. Providers who require technical assistance may contact HRS.