Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): News and Information

Employee Policies and Protocols

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In response to COVID-19, Partners HealthCare has plans and resources in place to protect patients, employees, and the community. Partners has:

  • Added a new daily procedure in which all Partners employees are required to self-monitor for symptoms concerning COVID-19 infection
  • Developed a policy in which all employees must wear a mask at Partners facilities (clinical and non-clinical) and when delivering home care
  • Required asymptomatic health care workers to follow new protocols in accordance with state regulations before returning to work after potential COVID-19 exposure
  • Changed work policy for staff who are not required to be onsite to work remotely
  • Suspended all employee business-related travel and discouraged non-essential personal travel by employees
  • Prohibited employees from attending or hosting meetings which include more than a small number of people
  • Instituted a sick policy for employees (both health care workers and non-health care workers) to stay home if they feel sick and created a protocol for employees to guide them on when to come to work and when to stay home

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