Children's now requires employees, volunteers, students and contractors entering the Center for Advanced Pediatrics, Egleston, Hughes Spalding, Scottish Rite and the Support Center to follow a revised wellness screening process. Staff should access the Express Symptom Screening Tool from a mobile device prior to arriving at a Children's facility; enter their employee, volunteer, student or Epic ID; and answer our standard screening questions. If a user passes the questionnaire in the Express Symptom Screening Tool, they can proceed to the temperature screening station. Where available, employees and staff should use the new, automated kiosks for temperature screening.
View the Express Symptom Screening Tool tip sheet for step-by-step instructions and guidance on saving the link to a personal mobile device.
Based on a reassessment of local COVID-19 epidemiology, policies of partner healthcare systems and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Department of State, Children's is updating our travel policy to eliminate the need for quarantine following return from any travel. Employee Health guidance now states that if you travel domestically or internationally for any reason, you may return to work at Children's as long as you are asymptomatic, screen negative prior to entry and follow our infection prevention guidelines (i.e. masking, hand hygiene and physical distancing).
If you receive specific guidance from a public health agency requiring a quarantine, follow the individual public health guidance. If you develop symptoms of any illness, you must home isolate, notify your manager and complete the Employee Health Risk Assessment.
As a reminder, employees should avoid non-essential travel when possible to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Those considering travel should refer to updated country-specific travel advisories.
Visit the COVID-19 Hub Employee Health page on Careforce Connection for more information on this guidance and guidance following COVID-19 testing. Contact Employee Health at 404-785-2184 between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m., or 404-785-7777 between 4 p.m. and 7 a.m., with questions.