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COVID-19 Information for Employees

 
How do I find information about any changes to my benefits or other adjustments to HR policies and practices?

For updates regarding Sinclair’s HR policies and practices as well as important information from our Benefits partners, please visit the Human Resources site on My.Sinclair: employees.sinclair.edu/hr and go to the COVID-19 Employee Information tab.

What do I do if I feel ill?
STAY HOME IF YOU ARE SICK. YOU WILL BE PAID.
 

What is COVID-19?

The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has described the symptoms of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) as follows, the symptoms of which may appear 2-14 days after exposure.

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed COVID-19 cases.

Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed COVID-19 cases.

PROCEDURES IN CASE OF EXPOSURE OR SIMPLY EXHIBITING SYMPTOMS

Any Sinclair employee who has been exposed to, or has a combination of symptoms associated with COVID-19, or has a member of their household who has been exposed to or has symptoms of COVID-19 MUST NOT COME TO WORK FOR 14 DAYS from the date of exposure or the onset of symptoms.

+ Are campus events, class, activities, being cancelled?

In alignment with recommendations from the Governor’s Office, Sinclair will cease offering traditional face-to-face classes at the end of Tuesday, March 10, 2020. The college is calling a special break for students from all classes (both traditional and online) starting Wednesday, March 11, 2020 with classes resuming on Monday, March 23, 2020. From that point on, all classes will operate as online only. The college will continue these measures until further notice and all in-person instruction, at all locations, is discontinued until further notice.

In the event of additional changes, the campus community would be notified immediately. Changes to campus operating status are relayed to the campus community through multiple sources (e.g., social media, website, email, text messages through the Nixle alert system.

In order to ensure that student and employees receive all pertinent updates, please notify the college of any changes to contact information. This can be done through the following links:

Employees Update Contact Info Here

+ This is a stressful time.  What counseling and support resources are available for employees?

One of the benefits that Sinclair provides for full-time employees is an employee assistance program (EAP).  The EAP consists of a variety of services offered to full-time employees and their household members.

For more information or to set an appointment call 937-208-6626 or 800-628-9343.

The EAP maintains confidentiality with the employees who use this service.

Part-time employees seeking information on mental health and well-being resources are asked to contact the Human Resources office at 937-512-2514.

+ What information is available to provide guidance to employees for working remotely?

For the latest information go to awsl.sinclair.edu for Sinclair Guidelines for Alternative Work Schedules and Locations.

+ Is Sinclair considering changes to work-from-home policies?

Please refer to the following links for information regarding work-from-home policies.

Guidelines for Alternative Work Locations & Schedules

Working Remotely Guide Webpage

Updated: March 19, 2020
+ What type of office cleaning should be done if there is a case of Coronavirus?

Sinclair’s custodial services contractor has increased the cleaning and disinfection of high contact surfaces. As with any seasonal illness, routine cleaning can be helpful. Routine cleaning products are fine, bleach is not necessary.

+ What do we do if students have questions about dropping classes?

Please encourage these students to work with their Academic Advisor. Advisors are encouraging students to continue with their courses when possible, talk with faculty, and to not withdraw unless they have to. We want these students to earn credit, if at all possible, for all of the hard work they’ve done. For students who are unable to continue this term, advisors will refer students to options that can help them continue on their academic journey in future terms.

+ How can employees with disabilities having issues accessing online and computer technology get help?

Any employee with a disability who may have questions or concerns about accessing online or computer technology should contact Human Resources Mindi Hixson, Benefits Administrator and ADA/504 Coordinator for employees, at mindi.hixson@sinclair.edu or 937-512-5308. See, Sinclair's website on Web Accessibility Help.