According to a memo from Mayor Terry Gardner, City employees will be returning to work Monday.
“All city employees, with the exception of the school crossing guards, will report to work on Monday, March 30, 2020. The buildings will remain closed to the public,” the memo read.
Note that even though they are returning to work, they will still have certain protections for their employment in the case that they or a loved one comes down with COVID-19 and needs to self-quarantine.
“A full-time employee is entitled to two weeks (80 hours) of fully paid time off if you are self-quarantined, seeking diagnostic/preventative care, or are receiving treatment for Covid-19. Part-time employees are likewise entitled to two weeks of fully paid leave according to their typical work hours,” the memo read.
“Full-time employees are entitled to two weeks (80 hours) of paid time off at 2/3 of their regular pay – up to $200 per day – to care for a family member or child (when no daycare is available or school has closed). Part-time employees are likewise entitled to two weeks of pay at 2/3 pay rate according to their typical work hours.
The City will also provide protected leave if an employee had to take care of a child or a family member.
“Twelve weeks of job-protected leave under the Family Medical Leave Act to adhere to a requirement or recommendation to quarantine, to care for an at-risk family member who is adhering to a requirement or recommendation to quarantine, or to care for a child if the child’s school or place of care has been closed, or the child-care provider is unavailable; after the two weeks of paid leave, employees will receive a benefit from their employers that will be no less than 2/3 of the employee’s usual pay,” the memo read.