SUPPORT FOR OUR COUNTY EMPLOYEES AFFECTED BY THE CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19 PANDEMIC

CALAVERAS COUNTY EMPLOYEES

THANK YOU FOR YOUR COMMITTMENT

During this unprecedented time, whether direct or indirect, we're all providing service to the residents of Calaveras County.  Some of you are working from remote workstations as approved by your departments and others are performing critical duties in person.  We honor your commitment to our citizens and co-workers.  The work you do as a public servant is important, now more than ever!

This virus has turned the world upside down, adding many new stresses and additional responsibilities to your normal work and home life.  It's okay that you may be feeling anxious or emotional.  And it's okay to take care of your own mental and physical health.  We ask everyone, employees and supervisors alike, to recognize that you all are attending to your own workloads, the needs of our residents/community,  your physical and mental health, and family needs all while receiving constant updates from federal, state and local officials on the ever increasing number of cases and daily changes to regulations and physical distancing protocols.  It can be overwhelming.  Please remember that the County has an Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) to help you and members of your household deal with the stress of this situation.  Please visit MHN here.

We ask that you please show everyone (your supervisor, employees, and our public):

  • Patience and Understanding
  • Care and Compassion
  • Flexibility

To continue to provide services to the public, teleworking will be temporarily available based upon your department heads recommedation and CAO approval.  Any recommendation for interim teleworking during this time should be done with consideration of the type and nature of information that would not normally be accessible outside of your office location.  For additional criteria and required TELECOMMUTING AGREEMENT please visit here.

 

The County is committed to supporting our employees and their families during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Any employee who is ill and needs medical attention should first call their medical provider who can provide specific guidance.  For specific COVID-19 information on the County's health insurance provider Anthem Blue Cross, please click here.

If you aren't feeling well, please speak to your supervisor or manager and STAY HOME if you are sick.  Talk to your medical provider about obtaining a medical certification, which will be helpful in obtaining any of the leaves available during this pandemic.


Federal and State officials have enacted regulations to support employees during this time.  In addition, the County has also enacted interim policies to support our employees.

  • Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) Employees may be eligable for 80 hours of paid sick leave and expanded paid FMLA rights for reasons related to COVID-19.  These provisions will apply from April 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020.  For more information, please click here.
  • Calaveras County Interim Leave Bank Policy and Forms allows employees to donate to an emergency leave bank so that employees who have exhausted all accrued leave (sick, vacation, CTO and MTO) who are unable to work due to one of the allowed reasons, can submit a request up to forty (40) hours to leave time.  For more information, please click here.
  • Calaveras County Interim Advanced Leave Procedure (ALP) allows full-time or part-time permanent or probationary employees the use of up to 80 hours of leave not yet accrued. For more information, please click here.
  • Pandemic Voluntary Time Off (PVTO):  allows for full-time or part-time permanent or probationary employees to take up to 120 hours of unpaid time off without affecting certain benefits.  For more information, please click here.
  • FFCRA Emergency Responder and Healthcare Provider Exclusion Policy authorizes public agencies to exclude emergency responders and health care providers from the EPSLA and the EFMLEA, and from receiving leave benefits provided under those acts.  For more information, please click here.