Beginning March 15, 2020, CSU employees who were age 65 or older and/or who had chronic
medical conditions were asked to immediately social distance themselves and remain
away from work. Many of these individuals were able to telework but for those who
could not, income protection, in the form of paid administrative leave, was provided.
The CDC has recently revised its guidance pertaining to individuals at higher risk
for COVID-19. Based on this new guidance from the CDC, employees who are older and/or
who have underlying medical conditions are not automatically entitled to paid administrative
leave if they are not able to work remotely. All current CDC guidance is available
Employees who are able to effectively work remotely should be afforded the opportunity
to continue. However, employees who are not able to effectively work remotely and
do not have either an approved leave or an approved accommodation through OHR, should
be included in department repopulation plans. In addition, if they are in a position
which has been designated as “essential,” they may be required to report to work prior
to implementation of the repopulation plan.
Employees who have medical concerns regarding their return to work including, but
not limited to, being older and/or an underlying medical condition, should contact
Melanie Hobbs (firstname.lastname@example.org) in the Office of Human Resources (OHR) regarding eligible leaves and/or other options
which may be available to them. Employees with medical concerns are able to request
accommodations through the campus’ normal ADA interactive process and can initiate that process by contacting Melanie Hobbs (email@example.com).