COVID-19 Campus Update
Covid-19 Updates and REsources
Working in Our Office Environment
Employment During a Pandemic
Employees must wear masks when entering and exiting the building. Additionally, all employees are asked to wear masks in common shared areas such as shared lunch areas and restrooms. Employees are asked to eat lunch in their offices or off campus and not in shared areas. For employees who work in shared areas (i.e. faculty offices and the library) a designated lunch area will be made available that follows CDC guidelines.
While employees may hold meetings, we ask that they do so from their individual desks using the phone system or zoom. Meetings in person must follow 6 feet separation guidelines.
Platt College is committed to keeping employees safe. One of the main ways to ensure this is by encouraging all faculty, staff, and student workers to stay home if they are sick.
Please remember that this information is subject to change given the fluid nature of COVID-19.
Frequently Asked Questions on COVID-19 and human resource issues
- Who should be contacted regarding human resource issues related to COVID-19? Robert Craver, CFO serves as the point of contact for employment human resources at Platt College.
- Senate Bill 205 provides two weeks of paid sick leave to people infected with COVID-19 or who must care for a loved one who catches the disease. The time can also be used to care for a child or dependent family member whose normal place-of-care has been shuttered because of the pandemic. This Bill begins in January 2021; however Platt College offers paid time off over the 6 days as mandated by the Bill.
- A benefit of employment at Platt College is employee paid health insurance for eligible employees. United Healthcare provides health and wellness regarding COVID-19 that can be accessed at https://www.uhc.com/health-and-wellness/health-topics/covid-19
- According to the Colorado Department of Higher Education Considerations and Recommendations regarding COVID-19, employees over the age of 65 and/or otherwise at increased risk of severe illness may continue to work remotely. At risk is defined by the CDHE from the CDC as: chronic kidney disease, COPD, immunocompromised state, including organ transplant, obesity BMI over 30, serious heart conditions, sickle cell disease, and Type II diabetes
Resources and Workplace Safety
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has resources to help employers and workers prepare for and respond to coronavirus in the workplace.
- OSHA Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19 – Developed in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to help employers respond in the event of coronavirus in the workplace.
- Temporary OSHA Guidance on Respiratory Protection Standard – This guidance provides suggestions and options to help increase the availability of N95 filtering facepiece respirators for healthcare providers.
- COVID-19 Webpage – Provides infection prevention information specifically for employers and workers.