Covid Guidelines for Staff

  •  Revised to reflect the updated CDC guidance

    Effective March 18, 2024

    Please read the following COVID-19 guidelines for all Arlington staff:  

    1. If you have been diagnosed with COVID,  you can go back to your normal activities (including returning to work) when, for at least 24 hours, both are true:

      1. Your symptoms are getting better overall, and

      2. You have not had a fever (and are not using fever-reducing medication).

    2.  When you go back to your normal activities, take added precautions over the next 5 days, such as taking additional steps for cleaner air, hygiene, masks, physical distancing, and/or testing when you will be around other people indoors.  It is required that you wear a mask for 5 days after returning to work. 

      1. Keep in mind that you may still be able to spread the virus that made you sick, even if you are feeling better. You are likely to be less contagious at this time, depending on factors like how long you were sick or how sick you were.

      2. If you develop a fever or you start to feel worse after you have gone back to normal activities, stay home and away from others again until, for at least 24 hours, both are true: your symptoms are improving overall, and you have not had a fever (and are not using fever-reducing medication). Then take added precautions for the next 5 days.

    If you test positive for COVID, notify your supervisor and complete this form: COVID Reporting Form. The form and backup documentation should be submitted.

    Please be advised that as of September 1, 2023 due to the accessibility of COVID testing, the Human Resource Department will no longer be accepting home tests as proof of a COVID diagnosis.  To receive sick time reimbursement (if eligible), you will need to provide a positive COVID diagnosis from a medical facility (e.g., Urgent Care or your primary physician). If you have any additional questions, please feel free to email Hilary Roberto at