COVID-19 Employee Information
March 31, 2020
Good Afternoon TUSD,
Please carefully read through the following information.
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act provides support for those who are unable to work on-site or those who are unable to work from home for a qualifying reason. If you are currently working on site, working remotely from home, or on-call, this leave does not apply.
Beginning April 1, this leave can be used if you are called in to a work site or need to perform work duties remotely, but are unable to work because of a qualifying reason related to COVID-19. These qualifying reasons are described in the attached documents as well as the Q & A link included here:
Key points to remember before contacting HR:
- If you are currently working remotely, on-site, or are on call, you will continue to receive full pay.
- Emergency paid leave can be used for qualifying reasons if you are unable to work on-site or from home for a reason related to the coronavirus.
- This leave can be used for the purpose of meeting child care needs and caring for others affected by COVID-19.
- Completely read through the attached documentation to determine if you need support through this new leave.
If you have any questions, please email Lisa Alejandre at firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 18, 2020
Good Afternoon All,
After reviewing site and department essential staffing needs and discussing the matter with union leadership, we have changed expectations for many classifications. The goal of these changes is to provide flexibility for our employees while ensuring there is coverage to support our essential functions.
Please review the revised employee chart. Your principals and supervisors will work with you to create strategic schedules (e.g. rotations) for employees to work on-site. These schedules are intended to allow site and department teams to provide coverage while being mindful of personal needs including child care. This is a time in which we will need to rely on each other to help everyone balance personal and professional obligations. If you have any questions about your job classification or these expectations, please work with your supervisor for clarity or contact the HR office.
Reminder, school sites will be closed tomorrow and Friday. School offices will be open again starting Monday. All employees are in paid status during the school closure.
March 15, 2020
Due to Governor Newsom’s recent guidelines, employees with underlying conditions and those over 65 years of age should not attend work Monday through Wednesday of this week. Employees with underlying chronic conditions will need to provide a doctor's note indicating they have an underlying condition and it is suggested they self-quarantine as per the Governor's guidelines.
Those over 65 and those with chronic conditions and a doctor’s note won't be charged the time off for Monday through Wednesday of this week. We will continue to update all as we receive additional news over the next few days.
All other employees are expected to be at work tomorrow. Please follow your site/department’s procedures for reporting an absence.
March 14, 2020
The COVID-19 virus has created significant and reasonable concern for all. The District has been working through the uncertainty with the guidance of Stanislaus County Public Health and the Stanislaus County Office of Education. This communication attempts to answer the most common questions recently asked. Please note that the information presented could change at any time and is subject to the authority given to school districts by the State of California. Additionally, the District met with union leadership on March 13 for initial discussions related to the effects of school closures, and further recognizes this information could change pending future discussion and decisions.