January 1, 1970

Can FSH doctors provide guidance on when it’s safe to return to work?

FSH doctors can provide information for you to share with your employer based on your answers to a few questions HERE.


Returning to work or school is considered safe when you:

  • Have not been recommended to quarantine or isolate, or
  • Have completed recommended quarantine following exposure, or
  • Have completed recommended isolation, and
    • At least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared, and
    • At least 24 hours have passed with no fever without fever-reducing medication and other symptoms have improved

Refer to the CDC for more on how to discontinue self-quarantine. 

Note: FSH doctors cannot order COVID-19 tests and therefore cannot confirm whether or not a patient has COVID-19.


Can FSH give me a sick note?

The CDC recommends employers not require a doctor’s note during the COVID-19 pandemic. Doctors’ offices may be unusually busy, which means getting a note may require a long wait on the phone or follow-up visits. 

To help our patients who need documentation, we will continue to issue “excuse notes” for those patients that request one during a telemedicine visit. Typically, we only issue these notes for up to 4 days. Given the CDC recommendations around 14-day quarantines for those that are exposed to COVID-19, we have temporarily lifted the cap to 14 days when appropriate.

Originally published Jan 1, 1970 12:00:00 AM.