December 29, 2021
To: All DCTFCU Members
Fr: Rosalinn Gray Wedge, Chief Executive Officer
Re: COVID-19 Exposure
Please be advised that the D.C. Teachers Federal Credit Union (DCTFCU) was notified that an individual who was present in our workplace on Monday, December 27, 2021, recently tested positive for COVID-19. In an effort to ensure the safety of all DCTFCU employees and members, and as set forth in the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Covid-19 Guidelines, we are notifying persons who may have had close contact with the infected individual of the possibility of exposure to the virus.
If you experience symptoms of COVID-19, such as fever, chills, cough, headaches, nausea, runny nose, difficulty breathing, new loss of taste or smell, or other symptoms, please contact Carmen Roberts-Williams, DCTFCU’s Compliance Officer and Risk Operations Manager, and consider consulting your healthcare provider about COVID-19 testing and treatment.
According to the recent guideline issued by the CDC, the recommended time for isolation for persons infected with COVID-19 is 5 days. Further, if you are asymptomatic or your symptoms are resolving (without fever for 24 hours), the CDC recommends that you follow the isolation period by wearing a mask for 5 days when around others to minimize the risk of infecting others you may encounter. The change is motivated by science demonstrating that the majority of SARS-CoV-2 transmission occurs early in the course of illness, generally in 1-2 days prior to onset of symptoms and the 2-3 days after.
Additionally, CDC is updating the recommended quarantine period for anyone in the general public who is exposed to COVID-19. For people who are unvaccinated or are more than 6 months out from their second MRNA dose (or more than 2 months after the J&J vaccine) and not yet boosted, CDC now recommends to quarantine for 5 days followed by strict mask wearing for an additional 5 days. Alternatively, if a 5-day quarantine is not feasible, it is imperative that an exposed person wear a well-fitting mask at all times when around others for 10 days after exposure. Individuals who have received their booster shot do not need to quarantine following an exposure, but should wear a mask for 10 days after the exposure. For all those exposed, best practice would also include a test for SARS-CoV-2 at day 5 after exposure. If symptoms occur, individuals should immediately quarantine until a negative test confirms symptoms are not attributable to COVID-19.
As always, D.C. Teachers’ Federal Credit Union will protect all employee’s medical information and privacy rights.
Rosalinn Gray Wedge
Chief Executive Officer