Pandemic Paid/Quarantine Leave Policy

Application:  Library Staff

Paid Leave During Emergency Closure

When the library temporarily closes due to a declared state of emergency, and all or some employees are instructed not to come in to work, upon a vote of the Board of Trustees, compensation shall continue as follows:

Staff shall be paid at their regular rate of pay for their regularly scheduled shifts.  To be eligible for compensation during a time of emergency closure or reduced hours, employees must be ready, willing and able to work remotely on projects identified by library leadership during their regularly scheduled working hours unless alternate hours have been approved by library leadership and must complete such duties as assigned. When performing tasks remotely, employees should note the time worked through the process agreed on for logging hours.

Quarantine Leave

If an employee who is not personally ill is required to remain absent because of quarantine imposed by a governing authority, or if during a declared emergency an employee determines to self-quarantine and such employee presents a written statement of the attending physician or local health officer proving the necessity of such absence, such employee shall be granted leave with pay for the period of the required absence. Such pay shall cover the employee’s routine hours. Prior to return to duty, such employee may be required to submit a written statement, from the local health officer having jurisdiction, that return to duty will not jeopardize the health of other employees.

To be eligible for compensation during quarantine leave, employees must be ready, willing and able to work remotely on projects identified by system leadership during their regularly scheduled working hours unless alternate hours have been approved by a supervisor, and must complete such duties as assigned. When performing tasks remotely, employees should note the time worked through the process agreed on for logging hours.

Adopted:  June 18, 2020