STAFF & FACULTY GUIDANCE
- All staff members have baseline training on COVID-19 and the proper safety precautions within the Safe Schools training platform. These are mandatory training sessions and should be completed before August 12th.
- Amy Norman, our Health Services Coordinator, will be presenting some additional training in your building in the upcoming weeks. This will also be a great time for you to ask your questions. This training will focus on:
- Additional precautions that will help to stop the spread of COVID-19
- Identifying the symptoms of COVID-19
- The proper procedure to isolate someone who is displaying the symptoms of COVID-19
- The necessary notification procedure to inform the administration and Health Services Department
- Prior to the start of work day/shift, staff members are required to perform a self-screening.
- TEMPERATURE: Staff members will need to take their body temperature
- If over 100.0 degrees, wait 10 minutes and take it again
- If still over 100.0 degrees, do not report to work, contact your supervisor and health care provider
- IF THE ANSWER IS YES TO ANY OF THE BELOW QUESTIONS, PLEASE DO NOT COME TO WORK:
- In the past 48 hours, have you experienced any of these symptoms: a fever over 100.0 degrees or taken medication for fever, a recent loss of taste or smell, muscle aches, chills or shaking, sore throat, recent cough, headache, more tired than usual, nausea/vomiting/diarrhea, trouble breathing/shortness of breath?
- Have you been identified as a close contact (within 6 feet for a cumulative time of 15 minutes or longer in a day) with someone with a diagnosis of COVID-19 within the past 48 hours?
- Have you been diagnosed with COVID-19 within the past 10 days or are you awaiting test results from a COVID-19 test?
- It is incumbent upon the staff member to perform this screening prior to reporting for work.
CHILDCARE FOR AUGUST 3RD-11TH
- Honey Grove is offering a discounted program for your children at the PRC (building just South of CGHS).
- If you have childcare issues due to a COVID-related closure of our schools or other school, you will be allowed to bring your school-age children to school with you.
- They will need to remain in your classroom or workspace and you will be responsible for them.
PROCEDURES FOR STAFF MEMBERS WHO CANNOT RETURN TO ONSITE WORK OR WHO NEED ADDITIONAL ACCOMMODATIONS:
- Notify the Human Resources Department as soon as possible to share your individual needs.
- Human Resources will work with the supervisor/administrator to determine if onsite accommodations can be made available
- The Health Services department may also be consulted during this time
- If onsite accommodations cannot be made available, then remote work opportunities will be explored
- If remote work responsibilities can not be made available, then the Human Resources Department will explore possible leave opportunities with the staff member. These opportunities include (some may be combined):
- FMLA Leave
- FFRCA Leave
- Unpaid Leave
- Sick Leave
- Sick Leave Bank (only for teachers who qualify)
STAFF MEMBERS MAY APPLY FOR A LEAVE OF ABSENCE DUE TO ONE OF THE FOLLOWING REASONS:
- The staff member is subject to a federal, state, or local quarantine or isolation order related to COVID–19.
- The staff member has been advised by a health care provider to self-quarantine due to concerns related to COVID–19.
- The staff member is experiencing symptoms of COVID–19 and seeking a medical diagnosis.
- The staff member is caring for an individual who is subject to either number 1 or 2 above.
- The staff member is caring for my child whose primary or secondary school or place of care has been closed, or my child care provider is unavailable due to COVID–19 precautions; and,
- The staff member can attest that no other suitable person is available to care for my child during the requested period of leave.
- The staff member can attest that special circumstances exist requiring my need for leave to care for a child ages 15-17.
- The staff member is experiencing another substantially similar condition specified by the secretary of health and human services.
PROCEDURES FOR STAFF MEMBERS WHO MAY HAVE CONTRACTED COVID-19:
- ANY STAFF MEMBER THAT IS SICK, OR NOT FEELING WELL, SHOULD STAY HOME
- Staff members should wait for any symptoms to subside
- Staff members should not return to work until they are “fever-free” for 24 -hours AND at least 10 days from the start of symptoms unless they have documentation from a healthcare provider that they may safely return to school.
- This applies to any fever over 100.0 degrees Fahrenheit unless a health care provider can provide documentation that the staff member may safely return to work
- If a staff member believes they have contracted COVID-19, they should contact their health care provider for further instructions.
- Any staff member who has a positive test for COVID-19 or is directed by their health care provider or the health department to quarantine due to COVID-19 related concerns must follow that guidance.
- The staff member should notify their supervisor and the Human Resources Department immediately.
- Human Resources will work with the Health Services Department to notify the Johnson County Health Department and begin contact tracing.
- The Human Resources Department will work with the staff member on leave options.
- You may return to work once your healthcare provider has released you to return to work or you have completed the ISDH Return to School protocol.
We have a lot of resources on the 2020-21 Return to School website. Please review the information on that site for the most up-to-date information.