A member asked:

What should i do if my office mate comes to work and seems sick? i don't want to risk getting covid-19.

2 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Philip Schwarzman answered

Specializes in Emergency Medicine

Covid-19 risk: Keep 6 ft away and wear a mask. Ask you office mate if he has a fever, cough or shortness of breath. These are the most common symptoms but doesn't confirm that he has it.

Answered 5/11/2020


Dr. Heidi Fowler answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Sick office mate: You could point out to a person with an obvious respiratory illness that they are putting their office mates health at risk. You could ask your supervisor to intervene. Maintain at least a 6 ft distance from that person & wear a mask. Wash your hands often or sanitize them. Clean your desk top & items. In the age of COVID 19, it is more than fair to ask others to abide by the Golden Rule.

Answered 5/11/2020



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