Denver, CO asked in Employment Law for Colorado

Q: I tested positive for Covid after not being informed that two employees had it where I work. They did not inform me.

A child I interacted with and that was sick at our facility (vomiting is documented) tested positive for Covid. As did a staff member. I was not informed of this and went to work for 2 days before getting symptoms and testing positive. The building has never been cleaned or aired out and they continues to make people come to work, and to try and admit more kids to the facility. They have told employees not to tell people that we had positive cases, and that the child was not sick while in the facility, which is a complete lie. It’s all documented. We never notified parents of other children that were in close quarters for 5 days with the positive patient. I was unaware I was infected because they neglected to tell me she and another staff member tested positive.

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Sean Maye
Sean Maye
  • Denver, CO
  • Licensed in Colorado

A: What you described here sounds like negligence and an intentional tort if the facility was aware of the positive cases but nevertheless actively campaigned to avoid notifying its employees and the public about the risk of exposure. You will need to consult with a civil litigation attorney to pursue any tort claims. It would be best if you consulted with an employment law attorney, specifically.

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