COVID-19 > Travel
- If an employee goes out of the country, can we mandate that the employee be tested and/or quarantined before returning to work?
An employer may require that an employee self-quarantine if they have travelled to a country that may put them at high risk for contracting coronavirus (State Department Level 4 countries and CDC Level 2 and Level 3 countries). Employees who have traveled to countries with lower alert levels probably do not need to be quarantined unless they had a layover in a higher alert country, have been in close contact with someone who has coronavirus, or exhibit symptoms of coronavirus. Additionally, your industry may have specific protocols over and above general HR guidelines, such as the medical field.