Helping our workers during the COVID-19 outbreak

M Health Fairview announces a new paid time off policy

COVID-19 updates
It is imperative for the health and safety of our staff and our patients that our healthcare providers and staff do not come to work if they are sick.

On March 19, 2020, M Health Fairview implemented a new temporary paid leave policy to help alleviate any pay or PTO concerns our employees may have associated with being sick during the COVID-19 outbreak.

 An employee will be paid their regular hours (up to 80 based on FTE) using the COVID-19 pay code for scheduled shifts missed within the period of self-quarantine as a result of the following situations, pending approval from Employee Occupational Health & Safety (EOHS): 
  • Being diagnosed with the virus or have symptoms associated with the virus and subject to self-quarantine as prescribed by the CDC and EOHS, with no ability to work remotely.
  • Confirmed exposure to the virus and subject to self-quarantine as prescribed by the CDC and EOHS, with no ability to work remotely.

If an employee is quarantined and therefore unable to come into work, they could be re-deployed to work remotely (for example,  OnCare, EOHS calls, Infection Prevention calls, etc).

 This temporary measure may be modified or ended at any time as the situation evolves. 

In conjunction with this temporary pay plan, there are additional job protections in place for certain medical-related time away, such as Sick and Safe Time (SST) and FMLA. M Health Fairview offers robust paid time off and disability plans for eligible employees. As a reminder, employees that have been diagnosed, hospitalized, or are ill for three consecutive calendar days should contact the Leave of Absence team to initiate a leave request.

For additional questions about time away from work, employees should speak to their manager.

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