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Physical Therapist Management of Patients With Diagnosed or Suspected COVID-19

Excerpt from the American Physical Therapy Association Website:

When should I tell patients not to come in for their outpatient PT visit because of heightened risk for COVID-19 infection?
All health care providers are at some risk for exposure to COVID-19, whether in the workplace or in the community. Providers in any risk exposure category (high, medium, low, or no risk) who develop signs or symptoms compatible with COVID-19 must contact their established point of contact (public health authorities or their facility’s occupational health program) for medical evaluation prior to returning to work. If an employee is confirmed to have the infection, the employer should inform other employees, keeping the confidentiality of the affected employer as required by the Americans With Disabilities Act. All employees should self-monitor for symptoms and respond accordingly.

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