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Q & A

If you have any questions, please send them to hr@burlingame.org so we can keep this updated.

Am I allowed to take a vacation, for non-COVID-19 reasons?

How do I use the thermometer given to me by the City?

I'm a manager, what do I do if I see symptoms of illness in an employee?

What do I do if I have a positive COVID-19 test?

I have symptoms consisted with the those of COVID-19 and I have been in close contact with someone who had/was suspected of COVID-19 within the last 14 days. I don't have any medical condition that explains my symptoms. What should I do?

I have been informed by a healthcare provider that I am likely to have COVID-19. What should I do?

I have signs and symptoms of COVID-19 and I am waiting for test results. What should I do?

What do I need to do when I am under Home Isolation Orders from the County?

What do I do if someone in my house is sick, or has a fever?

What is a "Person with COVID-19"? How does the County define a "Person with COVID-19"?

What is a "Close Contact"?

I have been told by someone I am a "Close Contact" of theirs and they are considered a 'Person with COVID-19'. What do I do?

I am first responder (Corp Yard or PD employee) for the City, do I have to follow the Quarantine instructions if I am a Close Contact?

What do I need to do when I am under Quarantine Orders from the County?

Since the Stay At Home Order extends beyond April 7, 2020, will I get paid after April 7, 2020?

Under the new Families First Coronavirus Response Act, what is Emergency Paid Sick Leave (EPSL)? What is Supplemental Paid Sick Leave (SPSL)? Who qualifies for EPSL and/or SPSL?

If I am over 65 years of age or have a health condition that puts me at high risk of serious illness if I contract COVID-19, do I have to come to work?

If I am a parent or guardian of a child who is under 18 years of age and who is home because their school/daycare is closed (or their childcare provider is unavailable) due to COVID-19, will I be paid or do I have to use my leave accruals?

What if I am subject to a quarantine or isolation order related to COVID-19; have been advised by a health care provider to self-quarantine due to concerns related to COVID-19; or are either experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 and are seeking medical diagnosis or have been prohibited from working by the City due to concerns related to the potential transmission of COVID-19? Will I get paid?

Could I be called to work as a Disaster Service Worker?

What if I am ill, not due to COVID-19?

What if I fall into ALL of the following categories? Will I be paid or do I need to use my leave accruals?  My position does not support an "essential service". I was told I need to shelter-in-place at home. I don't have any work that I can do remotely. I do not want to participate in any professional development opportunities. I am not assigned emergency duties as a Disaster Service Worker. I do not qualify for Emergency Paid Sick Leave or expanded FMLA leave or Supplemental Paid Sick Leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

What if I want to stay home to avoid getting sick?

What if I think I was exposed to the virus at work?

My co-worker was exposed to the virus, what now?

My spouse/housemate was exposed to the virus, what do I do?

My family is having financial difficulties due to COVID-19, can I access my 457 funds?

What kind of air filters does the HVAC system use?