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FAQ Topic: COVID19 Employee FAQ's

Telecommuting/Telework/Remote Work

Employees wishing to work remotely during the shelter-in-place order should review the Telework Guidelines and Agreement and submit a request to their supervisor.  If approved, employees should use the Telework Time Tracking Tool to report their work assignments and progress on a regular basis to their supervisor. Unfortunately, temp/seasonal employees are not eligible to participate … Continued

Employees Who Have Exhausted Leave

If an employee is unable to work due to having or being exposed to COVID-19, they may be eligible for payments from SDI (State Disability Insurance). SDI provides short-term benefit payments to eligible workers who have a full or partial loss of wages due to a non-work-related illness, injury, or pregnancy. If an employee is … Continued

Employees who decide to self-quarantine (individually directed)

If an employee is concerned about potential exposure to COVID-19 but has not been advised or ordered to quarantine by a medical professional or authorized government authority, they can use vacation and/or other available paid leave (comp, sick, etc).

Employee is at Work and Suspected to be Sick

• If an employee reports to work and exhibits objective signs of being sick (e.g., significant coughing and other respiratory troubles, symptoms of fever), please strongly encourage the employee to go home. • If an employee does not agree to go home, the City will direct them to do so and pay them four days … Continued

Employee Calls in Sick/Wishes to Go Home Sick

Employees will be required to first exhaust accrued sick leave. For the duration of the local emergency, employees will be permitted to use other paid leave accruals (e.g., comp time, vacation, etc.). Managers have approval authority and must ensure appropriate timesheet completion. This temporary use of other paid time off will terminate when the City … Continued

Potential Exposure to COVID-19 at work

If an employee believes they were exposed to COVID-19 during their regular course of work, they may be eligible for Workers’ Compensation benefits. Employees should submit a Workers’ Compensation Claim form to HR. Employees should use leave accruals for the time off while their claim is under review by LWP (our workers’ comp administrator). If … Continued

Precautions for Publicly-Facing Counter Staff

Employees should wipe down their work areas and counters. Social-distancing (keeping 6-feet apart) should be maintained as much as possible. All employees should be using hand sanitizer regularly and wash their hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. See this helpful video for specific instructions regarding proper hand washing:

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