By Richie Ramos

PLACER COUNTY (CBS13) – The Placer County Health Officer is asking employers to quit requiring negative COVID-19 tests for workers coming back from coronavirus recovery.

Dr. Aimee Sisson said any requirements along those lines are unnecessary and an “inappropriate use of limited resources.”

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Sisson said those requirements would only waste tests as resources are limited and tests should only be reserved to diagnose new cases.

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A person infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19 does not need to be retested after their initial positive test. Instead, following guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), someone with COVID-19 can return to work using criteria based on time and symptoms,” Sisson said in a letter to county employers.

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She said that as long as a worker who had COVID-19 is healthy and has quarantined for the appropriate amount of time, it is safe for them to return to work.