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3/17 - Custodians - Important Information Regarding Reporting Tomorrow - Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Good Afternoon Custodian Team Member,

At this time, the District has determined that only necessary tasks will be completed by identified “essential employees” during the weeks of closure (March 16 – April 3).  Custodians have been identified as “essential employees” who need to complete specific tasks during the closure.

Please read important information below:

You will be expected to work tomorrow, Wednesday, March 18, 2020 and Thursday, March 19, 2020, unless you are on an approved vacation day(s). Tomorrow, please report to your site at 7:30 a.m. to meet with your site administrator/designee regardless of what time you normally report during Spring Break. Tomorrow, Wednesday, March 18, 2020, you will remain at work until the end of your spring break shift, with no penalty to your pay. However, on Thursday, you will work your regular spring break hours. For example, if you normally report at 5:00 a.m. and work until 1:30 p.m., tomorrow, you will start at 7:30 a.m.and  finish at 1:30 p.m. You will still be paid for an 8 – hour day. On Thursday, you will work your regular spring break shift of 5:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

At the meeting tomorrow, you will be given a memo with clear direction regarding the disinfection process that you will use at your site. Your site administrator will review the memo with you. Any specific questions about disinfecting should be directed to JJ at (909)754-3252. Custodians from Arroyo Verde, Bryn Mawr, Cram, Franklin, Judson & Brown, Kimberly, McKinley, Mentone, and Smiley, please report to the Service Center at 7:30 a.m., for direction from JJ, then you will report to your site.

Your primary responsibility is to thoroughly disinfect your entire school site.  We anticipate that this can be done in a two-day period.  The elementary sites will probably not take two days, but if the disinfecting is completed, you are directed to deep clean the bathrooms.  At the middle school and high school, we believe two days is enough time to disinfect the entire school site.  Again, if there is time remaining, you are to deep clean all bathrooms. It is critical to take your time and do a thorough job with the disinfecting process and the deep cleaning of bathrooms, if time permits.

After Thursday, the District has deemed that custodians will no longer be identified as “essential employees” and are directed not to report to work during the remaining weeks of the closure (March 16 – April 3), unless you are called back for specific needs of the District. You will continue to be paid during this time.  Please note, you are required to be available during regularly assigned work hours in the event you are called back by your supervisor/designee. You are also expected to check your email regularly during work hours, while you are not at work.

Lastly, The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has advised that employees who are aged 65+ and those with compromised health conditions are more susceptible to COVID-19 and therefore should not report to work. To this end, if you fall within either of these categories, you are directed not to report to work tomorrow or ThursdayA doctor’s note will be required if you have a compromised health condition. Provide a doctor’s note to Human Resources immediately via email or U.S. Postal Service. If you are aged 65+, you do not need to provide a doctor’s note to verify age. Employees who are aged 65+ and those with verified compromised health conditions will remain in paid status.

By this afternoon, you, and all employees in the district will receive communication with further information.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact JJ or me.

Thank you,


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