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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? Who qualifies for it?

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 experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 and are seeking medical diagnosis? 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 under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

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

What if I want to volunteer? Will the City still pay me?

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?

If I am exposed to the virus, can I stay in a Burlingame hotel so my family does not get ill?

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?