Antigen testing for COVID can be a useful tool for healthcare systems’ return-to-work guidance

New findings demonstrate how the rapid antigen test can be used to triage healthcare workers for returning to work during periods of acute staffing shortages during COVID surges. They also show that a majority of health care workers remain antigen positive five to seven days following COVID-19 infection. Other healthcare systems can also look to these findings as they implement their own return-to-work testing programs.