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COVID-19 Leave/Testing Process for Employees

A quick reminder of the leave/testing processes in place for City employees who may have been exposed to COVID-19. These rules are in place to protect you and your coworkers from the spread of COVID-19 at work. Please familiarize yourself with these processes and talk to your supervisor if you have any questions. 

  • If you develop symptoms of COVID-19 (fever over 100, persistent coughing, shortness of breath, etc.) please report these to your supervisor immediately. Your supervisor will connect you with the Human Resources staff in Incident Command who will determine if you need a test and coordinate your test/fitness for duty exam if so. It’s very important that you take these steps in the correct order. If you receive a test without referral from Incident Command, you will be required to use your AVAIL time for any time off you take. 
  • If you test positive for COVID-19 through the process described above, you will be placed on paid administrative leave until documentation of your fitness to return to duty has been certified. This means you will not have to use any of your AVAIL time for this absence. 
  • If you live in the same household as someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19, please inform your supervisor immediately. You may be asked to work from home or placed on paid administrative leave by Incident Command. In this scenario, appropriate documentation will be required before you return duty.
  • If you believe you have been exposed to COVID-19 (for example, you spent time with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19) please notify your supervisor immediately. Incident Command will advise your supervisor of any necessary actions based on CDC/ADPH guidelines. 

The identity of any employee who reports any of the above scenarios to their supervisor will be kept confidential, however their coworkers will be informed that they may have been exposed. 

Keep wearing your masks, maintaining six feet of distance and washing your hands!