If you exhibit symptoms

What to do if you think you have COVID-19

To maintain the health and safety of our campus community, employees should contact Human Resources if they are undergoing testing for COVID-19. Likewise, if an employee is confirmed to have COVID-19, they are required to inform Human Resources as soon as possible.

Notification and cleaning

As a reminder, employees are required to contact the Human Resources Office as soon as possible if they are undergoing testing for COVID-19, are confirmed to have COVID-19 or have been in close contact with someone who tests positive. The College will maintain your privacy to the greatest extent possible. If an employee is designated as a close contact, that employee will be required to self-quarantine and self-monitor for symptoms for 14 days. If any employee is specifically named as a “close contact” through the protocol/process of contact tracing on campus, the College will offer testing to that individual on a voluntary basis free of charge.

The College will maintain privacy to the greatest extent possible. Human Resources, following direction from the CDC, will notify any members of the campus community known to be in close contact with an employee within our community who tests positive for COVID-19.

The College will follow the CDC guidelines for cleaning and disinfecting affected areas after the recommended 24-hour waiting period.

If an employee feels sick

Staff who have any possible symptom of COVID-19 should follow the steps outlined in Symptom Monitoring Requirements.

If a support staff employee does not have enough hours

As a result of the ongoing COVID-19 situation and in the event that support staff employees have exhausted their accrued paid sick time and remain off work, the College temporarily will allow support staff to take up to 80 hours of paid sick time before it is accrued. This means that support staff may have a negative sick balance on a temporary basis for up to 80 hours. The support staff employee may maintain their vacation time in their account and still go in the negative for their sick time.

Prior to taking the un-accrued sick time, the support staff member will need to sign an authorization form allowing the College to make a payroll deduction from their final paycheck in order to satisfy any outstanding debt resulting from the use of un-accrued sick time if they terminate employment. Authorization forms are available from the employee’s supervisor or from Human Resources.