Coronavirus Updates » Rebound Idaho – NSD Employee Plan

Rebound Idaho – NSD Employee Plan

Rebound Idaho – NSD Employee Return to Work Plan

Until we have targeted, case based-interventions for each infectious person, an effective vaccine, or effective treatment, we must maintain some level of community interventions to slow the spread of COVID-19.

All Idahoans have a responsibility to protect themselves and others. Each stage, while allowing for additional businesses and practices to open and loosen, is grounded in the following basic practices for individuals and businesses:

ALL STAGES – Individuals should continue to:

ALL STAGES – Employers should continue to:

n  Engage in physical distancing of a least six feet

n  Wear face coverings in public spaces

n  Stay home if sick

n  Practice good hand hygiene

n  Cover coughs and sneezes

n  Disinfect surfaces and objects regularly

 

n  Maintain the six-foot physical distancing requirements for employees and patrons

n  Provide adequate sanitation and personal hygiene for employees, vendors, and patrons

n  Ensure frequent disinfection of the business as well as regular cleaning, especially of high-touch surfaces

n  Identify how personal use items such as masks, face coverings, and gloves may be required by employees, vendors, and/or patrons

n  Provides services while limiting close interactions with patrons

n  Identify strategies for addressing ill employees, which should include requiring COVID-19 positive employees to stay at home while infectious, and may include keeping employees who were directly exposed to the COVID-19 positive employee away from the workplace, and the closure of the business until the location can be properly disinfected

n  On a case-by case basis, include other practices appropriate for specific types of businesses such as screening of employees for illness and exposures upon work entry, requiring non-cash transactions, etc.

The NSD asks that all employees reporting to school facilities follow CDC guidelines for being tested, including staying home while awaiting test results, reporting test results to your supervisor or human resources, and all self-quarantine guidelines as required by the health department and or physician.

 

Any employee with a temperature of over 100.0°F, cough, sore throat, or shortness of breath MUST stay home and is NOT allowed on campus.

 

Anytime NSD staff interact with the pubic representing the NSD a mask should be worn through stage 4. If any social media photos are taken masks should be worn if people are within six feet  of each other.

 

As staff and/or families with essential school needs enter the campus or building, please make sure that a record is kept of each individual (kids included) who was in the building with the time of arrival, departure and location(s) they visited.

Stage 1 – May 1-May 15***

Individual

Employer

n  All vulnerable Idahoans should continue to self-quarantine. Members of households with vulnerable residents should be aware that by returning to work or other environments where distancing is not always possible, they could carry the virus back home. Precautions should be taken to isolate from vulnerable residents

n  Gatherings, both public and private, should be avoided.

n  Minimize non-essential travel and adhere to CDC guidelines regarding isolation following travel

n  Continue the 14-day self-quarantine for people entering Idaho to prevent influx of out-of-state visitors

n  Continue to encourage telework, whenever possible and feasible with business operations

n  Return employees to work in phases, if physical distancing, personal protections and sanitation are feasible

n  Employees who are considered vulnerable individuals should continue to self-quarantine. Special accommodations for these employees should be made in the workplace if they are unable to work from home

n  Non-essential businesses, other than those excluded in the amended order implement plans for reopening demonstrating ability to meet business protocols

n  Minimize non-essential travel and adhere to CDC guidelines regarding isolation following travel

1.       The NSD will continue to encourage telework, whenever possible and feasible.

2.       Staff unable to telework such as food nutrition services, custodial staff, maintenance, FCRC staff, those school-based staff unable to work from home and bus staff for food delivery should wear gloves and masks when interacting with the public. Employees must wear a face covering in any public area in which the employee is likely to be in close contact with others (within six feet). No face covering is required to be worn in an employee’s personal workspace so long as no other person is in that workspace.

3.       Any staff member reporting to work at a district facility should notify his/her supervisor of any out of state travel prior to arriving on campus as well as any visitors from out of state to their homes.

4.       No face-to-face meetings should occur among employees working on campus unless pre-approved by a supervisor.

5.       All visitors to campuses or school owned buildings should document the date and time of visit.

6.       Custodial staff will disinfect locations where staff are working frequently.

7.       No district sponsored travel.

 

 

 

 

 

Stage 2 – May 16 – May 29***

Individual

Employer

n  All vulnerable Idahoans should continue to self-quarantine. Members of households with vulnerable residents should be aware that by returning to work or other environments where distancing is not always possible, they could carry the virus back home. Precautions should be taken to isolate from vulnerable residents

n  Gatherings, both public and private, of less than 10 people, where appropriate physical distancing and precautionary measures are observed can occur.

n  Minimize non-essential travel and adhere to CDC guidelines regarding isolation following travel

n  Encourage the 14-day self-quarantine for people entering Idaho to prevent influx of out-of-state visitors

n  Continue to encourage telework, whenever possible and feasible with business operations

n  Return employees to work in phases, if physical distancing, personal protections and sanitation are feasible

n  Employees who are considered vulnerable individuals should continue to self-quarantine. Special accommodations for these employees should be made in the workplace if they are unable to work from home

n  All open businesses continue to follow plans

n  Minimize non-essential travel and adhere to CDC guidelines regarding isolation following travel

1.       The NSD will continue to encourage telework, whenever possible and feasible.

2.       Staff unable to telework such as food nutrition services, custodial staff, maintenance, FCRC staff, those school-based staff unable to work from home and bus staff for food delivery should wear gloves and masks when interacting with the public. Employees must wear a face covering in any public area in which the employee is likely to be in close contact with others (within six feet). No face covering is required to be worn in an employee’s personal workspace so long as no other person is in that workspace.

3.       Any staff member reporting to work at a district facility should notify his/her supervisor of any out of state travel prior to arriving on campus as well as any visitors from out of state to their homes.

4.       Face-to-face meetings of under 10 people may occur among employees if there is appropriate physical distancing (six feet or greater) and if a virtual attendance option is offered/available.

5.       All visitors to campuses or school owned buildings should document the date and time of visit.

6.       Custodial staff will disinfect locations where staff are working frequently.

7.       No district sponsored travel.

8.       Senior celebrations and other celebrations will take place May 19-22 and follow all social guidelines outlined on the first page of this document (please remember that gatherings in person must allow for social distance requirements to be followed).

9.       During device return May 26-29, personal item pick-up etc. staff who volunteer to be on campus to support will wear a mask, maintain for a six-foot distance, and wear gloves/ frequently wash hands. Please see additional guidance for device return and pick-up provided to administrators and dated May 2020.

 

 

Stage 3 – May 30 – June 12***

Individual

Employer

n  Vulnerable Idahoans can resume public interactions, but should practice physical distancing, minimizing exposure to social settings where distancing may not be practical, unless precautionary measures are observed

n  Gatherings, both public and private, of 10-50 people, where appropriate physical distancing and precautionary measures are observed can occur

n  Non-essential travel can resume to locations that allow it and do not have ongoing transmission (adhere to CDC guidelines regarding isolation following travel)

n  Discontinue the 14-day self-quarantine for people entering Idaho

n  Continue to encourage telework, whenever possible and feasible with business operations

n  Return employees to work in phases, if physical distancing, personal protections and sanitation are feasible

n  Employees who are considered vulnerable individuals should continue to self-quarantine. Special accommodations for these employees should be made in the workplace if they are unable to work from home

n  All open businesses continue to follow plans

n  Non-essential travel can resume to locations that allow it and do not have ongoing transmission (adhere to CDC guidelines regarding isolation following travel)

1.       The NSD will continue to encourage telework, whenever possible and feasible. Staff interested in returning to building facilities during this stage should work with their supervisor.

2.       Supervisors with staff that are calendared or contracted to work past June 12th should work with individual staff members to prepare for transition back to offices or campuses during Stage 4. Special care and planning should take place with those staff considered vulnerable for the return to work.

3.       Staff unable to telework such as food nutrition services, custodial staff, maintenance, FCRC staff, those school-based staff unable to work from home and bus staff for food delivery should wear gloves and masks when interacting with the public. Employees must wear a face covering in any public area in which the employee is likely to be in close contact with others (within six feet). No face covering is required to be worn in an employee’s personal workspace so long as no other person is in that workspace.

4.       Any staff member reporting to work at a district facility should notify his/her supervisor of any travel to areas with ongoing transmission (visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html for the most up to date information).

5.       Face-to-face meetings of up to 50 people may occur among employees if there is appropriate physical distancing (six feet or greater) and if a virtual attendance option is offered/available.

6.       All visitors to campuses or school owned buildings should document the date and time of visit.

7.       Custodial staff will disinfect locations where staff are working frequently.

8.       Essential district sponsored travel will need to be approved by the appropriate district director.

9.       High school district-wide summer school will begin online June 1-26. CHS completion program will be online June 8-26. Extended School Year will be online June 1-July 9.

 

 

Stage 4 – June 13 – June 26***

Individual

Employer

n  Vulnerable Idahoans can resume public interactions, but should practice physical distancing, minimizing exposure to social settings where distancing may not be practical, unless precautionary measures are observed

n  Gatherings, both public and private, of more than 50 people, where appropriate physical distancing and precautionary measures are observed can occur

n  Non-essential travel continues to locations that allow it and do not have ongoing transmission (adhere to CDC guidelines regarding isolation following travel)

n  Resume unrestricted staffing of worksites, but continue to practice physical distancing, personal protections and sanitation for protection of workers

n  Special accommodations for employees who are considered vulnerable should be made in the workplace

n  All open businesses continue to follow plans

n  Non-essential travel continues to locations that allow it and do not have ongoing transmission (adhere to CDC guidelines regarding isolation following travel)

1.       The NSD will bring all staff calendared or contracted to work back into their physical assigned building as long as appropriate social distancing is possible.

2.       Employees must wear a face covering in any public area in which the employee is likely to be in close contact with others (within six feet). No face covering is required to be worn in an employee’s personal workspace so long as no other person is in that workspace.

3.       Where social distancing is not possible staff will have their workstation relocated.

4.       Face-to-face meetings of up to 100 people may occur among employees if there is appropriate physical distancing (six feet or greater) and if a virtual attendance option is offered/available.

5.       Custodial staff will disinfect nightly.

6.       Essential district sponsored travel will need to be approved by the appropriate district director.

 

 

 

 

 

FAQ’s

Q: How will the NSD determine transitions to and from each STAGE of this plan?

A: NSD’s plan is intended to align with the stages of reopening outlined in Governor Little’s Rebound Idaho Plan and CDC guidelines. As these are ever changing times, we understand that our plans must remain nimble as we evaluate information. Changes to the requirements in each stage, and changes to and from each stage, may be necessary as we navigate an unknown future. The executive team of the NSD will make every effort to keep employees informed of any changes that may occur.

Q: If you are feeling ill…

A: Please DO NOT go into work. Call your supervisor and then visit the CDC website for a full list of COVID-19 symptoms. If you have symptoms of COVID-19, please seek medical attention from your health care provider.

Q: If you test positive for COVID-19, and you are recovering and feel ready to return to work…

A: Employees must wait at least 10 days from the onset of symptoms and be symptom free for a minimum of 72 hours before returning to work (10+ days). NSD will require an authorization to return to work from your health care provider. The note from your health care provider will be reviewed by Human Resources. You may also request authorization to return to work directly to human resources at the NSD office.

Q: What happens after Stage 4?

A: We anticipate that many of the protocols notes in this plan will continue after the end of the Governor’s Stage 4 plan. We will communicate further developments as they are known.

 

 

If you have questions or concerns regarding any part of the NSD “Employee Return to Work Plan” or the FAQ’s, please contact Human Resources, who will assist you.