Employee Information Regarding COVID-19
As UBalt adheres to State and USM guidelines to slow the spread of COVID-19, the below links provide information on teleworking, timekeeping, and resources. As we continue to respond to this ever-changing situation, updates pertaining to employee information will be posted here.
Frequently Asked Questions About COVID-19
What happens if someone is confirmed to have COVID?
If an employee who has been working on campus or visited campus tests positive for COVID, they should inform HR through firstname.lastname@example.org. The University will do an assessment of risk for other individuals on campus and any needs for special cleaning based on the employee’s work schedule and space(s) accessed on campus.
Please note, individual test results are considered confidential medical records and will not be shared. The University will not share the name of any employee who has tested positive.
If I feel sick, what should I do? How will I be paid for the rest of the day?
If you feel sick, notify your supervisor, and do not report to work. If you are already at work and you begin to feel sick, notify your supervisor and go home immediately. Consult with your health care provider for advice. If you are diagnosed with COVID-19, your health care provider will advise you when it is safe to return to work. You may use accrued sick leave.
If an employee has underlying health issues, can they be required to come to work?
The CDC has identified a number of health issues that can cause greater risk of severe illness from COVID-19. Those include chronic lung disease, serious heart conditions, diabetes, kidney and liver disease, and obesity. Employees over 65 may also be at greater risk. The University has developed a modified ADA Accommodation Request process for use during the COVID pandemic. For more information, see the ADA COVID Fact Sheet. Or submit a Request for ADA Accommodation form.