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General Notice of Business Practices

Updated March 13, 2020

During the current pandemic, we will be making decisions which are outside our daily business practices. This can lead to confusion and increases the temptation to act outside our normal authority. We have already had instances where employees were told to self-quarantine by supervisors without review by health services, or allowed to work from home without approval through human resources. It is important that we act in a regular manner, and in accordance with our existing policies. 

Should the situation arise that you believe you, or one or your employees, has been potentially exposed to the COVID-19 virus, all such individuals should be directed to contact Health Services. Supervisors do not have the authority to send such employees home, direct them to self-quarantine, or otherwise provide medical advice or information.

If you, or one of your employees, are impacted by the pandemic by a health condition, such as a compromised immune system or pre-existing health conditions, all such individuals should be directed to contact Human Resources. There are prescribed procedures for determining and implementing appropriate accommodations.  Supervisors do not have the authority to send such employees home, decide to allow them to work from home, or otherwise provide advice or information around accommodations.

Thank you for your cooperation.