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The Public Health and Safety Task Force is designing several protocols to ensure that employees feel safe to return to campus. The protocols include but are not limited to:
However, if you have underlying medical conditions that will put you at risk, please request reasonable accommodations through the Office of Equal Opportunity Programs.
You may request reasonable accommodations through the Office of Equal Opportunity Programs. More information on this process can be found under the Administration and Operations Manual.
The coronavirus would qualify as a “serious health condition” under the FMLA, allowing an employee to take FMLA leave if the employee contracts the disease or when the employee must provide care to an immediate family member who has contracted the disease.
However, FMLA should be applied for only if the employee expects to not be able to work for an extended period of time as a result of his or her sickness or need to care for an immediate family member. Regardless of whether FMLA leave is used, the employee would still use their accrued leave to ensure continuous pay.
Information on how to apply for FMLA can be found here: https://www.gallaudet.edu/human-resources/benefits/leave/family-and-medical-leave-act.
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) does not apply to Gallaudet University. This policy applies to certain public employers and to private employers with under 500 employees.
You have three options:
No, since the University asked you to self-quarantine, you will be placed on administrative leave with pay.
Depending upon the nature of your illness and your job responsibilities, you should work with your supervisor to make up the work in the same workweek or to develop an alternative plan for work. However, if you are unable to make up the hours or work from home, you will need to use your sick leave or annual leave. If you don’t have any remaining, there is an option to carry a negative annual leave balance for up to 15 days. This is in effect until further notice. You may also opt to apply from the Leave-Sharing Program. Please contact Human Resources for more information.
The University has asked supervisors to be as flexible as possible with our employees. Please discuss with your supervisors to see how your schedule can be shifted but still support the needs of the department.
If you are absolutely unable to shift your schedules, you may use your paid leave (annual and/or sick leave) to care for your child(ren). Supervisors are asked to be lenient and understanding. This is a very unusual time and we recognize the stress that working parents are dealing with.
Please send an email immediately to email@example.com. The Contract Tracing Team includes:
Under Phase 1, most employees will continue to work remotely. As of August 17, 2020, the plan is for Phase 1 to continue throughout the Fall. All classes are provided remotely in Fall 2020. Most employees will continue to work remotely. Essential employees will continue to work on campus.
When the University moves into Phase 2, we will begin a transition to bring employees back to campus safely. This will include a rotating schedule and a limitation on the number of employees in the office or building. The Task Force is working on a strong safety plan to ensure all employees feel safe and healthy in the workplace.
In Phase 3, it means that the University is resuming normal on-campus operations. All employees are expected to return to campus.
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