YCUSD Employee Information
C19 Exposure Leave
C19 Exposure Leave
As previously announced, the temporary Supplemental Paid Sick Leave (SPSL) used as a relief measure for employees who missed work during the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic to care for themselves, a family member, or to become vaccinated ended on September 30, 2021. However, the pandemic did not end and employees still had a need for relief. YCUSD investigated options for employees to access additional leave and Cal/OSHA’s Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS) leave requires employer-provided leave in the event of workplace exposure. Other leaves and benefits are also still available such as worker’s compensation, disability, and/or unemployment insurance benefits (timesheet employees only). As each circumstance is often different, employees are directed to contact the Human Resources Department staff to get an explanation of leaves and benefits available.
To support YCUSD employees, and to be in compliance with Cal/OSHA ETS, YCUSD has begun its process of identifying employees who exhausted their SPSL leave and then accessed their sick leave balances to cover qualifying workplace exposure Covid related absences.
YCUSD will retroactively restore sick leave that qualifies under Cal/OSHA ETS since the onset of the pandemic.
YCUSD will retroactively correct loss of pay to employees who exhausted their personal sick leave during this time due to a qualifying workplace exposure.
YCUSD will notify all affected employees in writing by February 28, 2022, and employees, who are not contacted and feel they qualify for relief or restoration, are encouraged to contact the Human Resources Department personally to have their case reviewed.
We are encouraging staff to complete the form at the link above to begin the claim for the reimbursement process.
The Human Resources Department identified an error in the electronic COVID-19 Workplace Exposure ETS Claim Form previously provided to staff. The correction to the survey settings was required to have complete records that will assist the department in effectively processing all requests.
Below you will find a link to an updated COVID-19 Claim Form to be completed by employees who have had a COVID-19 workplace exposure that resulted in use of sick leave and/or pay deductions. We apologize for the inconvenience, but at this time we are asking all affected employees to resubmit their information and/or use this updated form for a new submission.
Rapid Antigen Testing
Rapid Antigen Testing
YCUSD will support staff and students returning from isolation/quarantine with Day 5, or after, antigen testing through on-site BinaxNOW testing and results reporting via Primary Health. Information about Primary Health can be accessed at https://primary.health/
Employees may register with Primary Health, by clicking the link below:
Once registered, employees in need of antigen testing to exit isolation/quarantine may contact their site supervisor to schedule a time for onsite testing. A negative test result is required to end isolation/quarantine earlier than the 10-da exclusionary period.
To YCUSD Employees:
The State Public Health Officer provided public schools with a public order on August 11, 2021. The order requires schools to:
- verify the vaccination status of all workers and
- test (diagnostically screen) at least once weekly all asymptomatic unvaccinated, or incompletely vaccinated, workers
The work to keep our schools open and safe now moves in a new direction. To maintain compliance with the State Public Health Officer Order of August 11, 2021, YCUSD has partnered with Covid Clinic to conduct weekly COVID-19 testing of employees who have not yet provided proof of full vaccination. All testing will be done in accordance with current standards of medical practice, and state (CDPH) and federal (CDC) guidelines and/or guidance. Covid Clinic has contracted with MedLab2020, licensed by CDPH and certified by CLIA, to perform the testing using a SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR nasal swab test. Important highlights of this program are as follows:
- Covid Clinic will operate mobile testing in our district with each school site having a designated testing time and day. Please see the included schedule.
- The actual test takes about 2 minutes and results will be available in approximately 24 hours.
- Employees may return to work while awaiting results.
- School site administrators will assist employees to arrange coverage, as needed, to allow each employee a reasonable amount of time to be tested.
- Employees who miss the testing at their site may work with their supervisor to arrange to attend testing at a different site and time.
- Proof of vaccination or weekly testing is a job requirement and employee compliance is expected as a professional responsibility.
- Tests are free. Covid Clinic is required to bill the insurance companies prior to attempting to bill HRSA via the CARES act. Insurers are required to pay for the cost of testing at no cost to the patient (no pass-through, no deductible, no co-insurance). Covid Clinic never bills the patient and employees are not asked to be a backstop for payment.
Employees who are fully vaccinated, but have yet to provide proof, may still upload evidence of vaccination at the link below:
Employees who have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 90 days may upload a copy of their official positive test result at the link below. Weekly testing of unvaccinated employees is not required until 90 days have passed since their positive test result.
Employees electing to test independently of Covid Clinic may upload their weekly test results at the link below as well. Results from COVID-19 Self Tests are not accepted. Official and verifiable results from an authorized lab are required.
Providing proof of full vaccination, or participation in weekly COVID testing is a requirement for employment. Failure to submit to weekly COVID-19 testing, if required, will result in suspension without pay and/or termination.