Q. May a supervisor delay the start date of an applicant who has COVID-19 or symptoms associated with it?
A. Yes. According to current CDC guidance, an individual who has COVID-19 or symptoms associated with it should not be in the workplace.
Q. May an employer withdraw a job offer when it needs the applicant to start immediately but the individual has COVID-19 symptoms?
A. Consult with your Civilian HR Office to discuss options, including delaying the start date. However, depending on the situation, the Coast Guard is able to withdraw a job offer.