COVID-19 Accommodations and Leaves

  • Accommodations for COVID-19

    Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and/or under the governor’s current order regarding “Vulnerable Individuals,” you may qualify for an accommodation. Individuals who could qualify for accommodation include those who:

    • Are 65 years and older

    • Have chronic lung disease or moderate to severe asthma

    • Have serious heart conditions

    • Are immunocompromised

    • Are pregnant women

    • Are determined to be high risk by a licensed health care provider

    • Other individuals with a recognized disability that interferes with their ability to perform the essential functions of their job during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

     

    Potential accommodations for employees who fall into these categories include:

    • Working remotely (in your current placement or in a different placement working with students who choose a full-time remote option in the fall).

    • Working in-person, but with increased safety measures to protect the health of the employee.

    • Note: These are only examples. The accommodations that can be made in your case may depend on the nature of your disability or Vulnerable Individual status, your job duties, your work location, and other factors.

     

    Submit the Form

    Although plans have been developed, school is in session, and further changes may not always be possible, the district understands situations and health conditions may change.  Employees seeking accommodations related to COVID-19 are asked to please fill out this secure and confidential form for Human Resources. It will be reviewed by the HR Leave team. No action is required if you are not seeking an accommodation.

     

    The form will ask you for information about your current position, which will be used to help develop accommodations. The form will also ask you to provide medical documentation regarding your disability or the reasons you qualify as a Vulnerable Individual. No documentation is required for a request based on age.

     

    Note:  This process and our traditional ADA process will remain open for accommodations all year.

     

    Request for COVID-19 Accommodation Form

  • Leave for COVID-19

    Under the CARES Act, employees are eligible for a leave of absence if:

    • You or a member of your household have tested positive for COVID-19
    • You have lost childcare due to COVID-19 closures (including school closures)
    • You are under public health department orders to quarantine due to close contact with someone who tests positive for COVID
    • You are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and are seeking a medical diagnosisCOVID Leave

     

    COVID-19 Leave

    This leave is specific for employees who have tested positive, have symptoms, or have been quarantined for COVID-19. It is also available for employees who have a member of their immediate household that has tested positive for COVID-19.

    Employees are eligible for an initial two weeks of leave to cover the quarantine period.  If symptoms are experienced after two weeks, the leave can be extended for eligible employees for up to ten (10) additional weeks as covered by the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

    The first two weeksof leave (during the quarantine period) are paid at 100% of an employee's normal salary.  If the leave is extended, an employee will be able to use their accrued excused leave and vacation just like regular leave.  Once paid leave is exhausted, the employee may transition to unpaid leave.

    Contact Pam Lucero to process your request.  Call (719) 549-7132 or email at pamela.lucero@pueblocityschools.us

     

    COVID Leave for Child Care

    This leave is specific for employees who have lost child care due to COVID-19 closures.  This includes, but is not limited to, school closures, camp closures, and daycare closures.

    Employees who have ben with Pueblo School District 60 for 30 days are eligible for up to twelve weeks of leave as covered by the expanded Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).  Employees who have been with the District for less than 30 days may use their 2 weeks of COVID-19 Leave for this purpose.

    Employees are eligible for a reduced rate of pay through this time.  Please contact Pam Lucero to determine what pay your are eligible for when on leave.