COVID-19 Policies and FAQ for Employees
Last updated Feb. 10, 2022
This page summarizes the current company policies in response to COVID-19. Together, these public health measures have been shown to reduce transmission of COVID-19 and increase the health and safety of the community. Employees must also familiarize themselves with the ITDEVTECH Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response Plan which contains more detailed information. All employees are required to follow all public health policies. Failure to comply with these policies will result in progressive discipline.
ITDEVTECH requires that every employee disclose their vaccination status. ITDEVTECH strongly encourages every employee to be vaccinated. Unvaccinated employees may be subject to additional policy requirements depending on the level of transmission within the company or the community.
Currently, unvaccinated individuals must:
Wear a mask everywhere in office — Indoors , Outdoor and Participate in required COVID-19 testing.
As of September 10, 2021, approximately 98 percent of the ITDEVTECH community has been fully vaccinated.
All ITDEVTECH community members, vaccinated and unvaccinated, must wear a mask while indoors in office and at ITDEVTECH-sponsored programs. The limited exceptions to this requirement are: when seated and eating in cafeteria, or while eating at a company-catered event (though masks will be required while entering these spaces or when procuring food), when alone in private offices, and when actively participating in certain company-sponsored athletic activities or theater, dance, or musical productions.
Those individuals who are unvaccinated will be required to wear masks at all times in office —both indoors and outdoors.
All employees must wear a surgical mask, a KN95, N95, or equivalent mask.
Our clinical advisors continue to stress that the best mask is the one that fits closely around the nose and mouth and needs no adjustment. Surgical masks have been distributed throughout office by EHS to AAAs and departmental contact points.
More information about masks is available from the CDC. While we expect employees to provide their own masks, we have supplies of surgical masks across campus.
N95 masks are available for employees, prioritized for those with frequent close contact with staff and those with certain health conditions. Similarly, “masks fitters” are available for those who would like to improve the fit of their surgical mask. If you have specific need for an N95 respirator, such as working in close proximity or due to health conditions, please contact James Weber, Director of Environmental Health and Safety.
Please be sure to discard masks properly and do your part to keep our office clean.
ITDEVTECH requires all employees to self-monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 and remain at home if they are sick. Employees who experience the onset of symptoms while at work are required to notify their manager and Human Resources, and leave the workplace.
Employees who test positive for COVID-19 are required to report the diagnosis to Human Resources (email@example.com) and their department head within 24 hours. Similarly, employees are required to report to Human Resources if they receive an order from a state or local public health agency directing them to self-quarantine. All records regarding the diagnosis and report to Human Resources will be maintained as a confidential medical record.
A Pandemic Paid Sick Leave Policy was implemented effective July 1, 2020 to ensure that all staff employees eligible for leave have paid time off specifically for COVID-19 absences. The details of this policy are available on the HR website and should be reviewed by all employees.
Returning to Work After a Positive COVID-19 Test
Employees are required to follow CDC guidance regarding discontinuing home isolation. Please reach out to Human Resources if you have questions.
Visitors, including family members of a staff, may not enter any building in office, except under particular conditions as outlined in the visitor and event policy. When outdoors, unvaccinated visitors, including children, must be masked.
Most events in office are currently restricted to ITDEVTECH staff. Events should be held outdoors whenever possible. More detail about event policies can be found here.
When the hiring process begins, hiring managers will determine whether or not to invite finalist candidates to campus for final interviews for that position. If in-person interviews are offered, all finalist candidates must be provided the option to attend an in-person interview. Finalist candidates are not required to attend an in-person interview, and candidates will not be asked to provide proof of vaccination.
All discussions about possible accommodations must include a representative from Human Resources, the employee, and the employee’s manager. Every accommodation situation requires an individualized assessment of the employee’s medical situation and the essential functions of their position. The company may request and obtain medical certification from the employee’s health care provider to assist in exploring an appropriate accommodation plan.