Instruction for COVID-19 Leave

by FF Scruggs

If you do stay home the city got you covered

COVID-19 Leave and Pay Code Guidelines:
• These guidelines go into effect on March 17, 2020, and will continue during the pendency of the present COVID-19 health emergency, as determined by the City Manager, in accordance with the state and federal guidelines.

• Nothing in these guidelines will supersede or be in conflict with the current Collective Bargaining Agreements. Applies To:

  • Full-Time Employees
  • Civil Service Employees
  • Contract Employees
  • Temporary Employees
  • Trainees
  • Part-Time Employees
  • Uniform
  • Original Probationary Employees
  • Seasonal Employees
  • Paid Interns


In recognition of the disruptions employees and families are experiencing with regards to the COVID-19 virus, the City is being as flexible as possible in tracking leave and keeping our employees consistent with their current pay status, i.e. full-time/part-time. These guidelines take into account that the CDC recommends a 14 (calendar) day quarantine period when dealing with COVID-19 exposures.

The following scenarios are provided to illustrate how your time/pay codes will be applied. All references to telecommuting will be in accordance with the Telecommuting Policy.
This leave is solely available to employees while the City is managing the outbreak under state and federal emergency guidelines.