Very high exposure risk jobs are those with high potential for exposure to known or suspected sources of COVID-19 during specific medical, post-mortem, or laboratory procedures. Workers in this category include:
• Healthcare workers (e.g. doctors, nurses, dentists, paramedics, emergency
medical technicians) performing aerosol-generating procedures (e.g.
intubation, cough induction procedures, bronchoscopies, some dental
procedures and exams, or invasive specimen collection) on known or
suspected COVID-19 patients.
• Healthcare or laboratory personnel collecting or handling specimens from
known or suspected COVID-19 patients (e.g. manipulating cultures from
known or suspected COVID-19 patients).
• Morgue workers performing autopsies, which generally involve aerosol-
generating procedures, on the bodies of people who are known to have, or
suspected of having, COVID-19 at the time of their death.