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Employee Resources for COVID-19

The New York Health and Essential Rights Act (NY HERO Act) was signed into law on May 5, 2021. The law mandates extensive new workplace health and safety protections in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Learn more about employee resources related to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

  • COVID Health Screening for Employees

    As a requirement of the HERO Act, the College has implemented a health screening for all employees on campus. Prior to your arrival each morning, you should conduct a self-health screening.

    Complete the Employee Health Screening

COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave

In March 2020, Governor Cuomo established COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave which provides employees in the state with guaranteed job protection and at least 14 days of paid sick leave for the duration of mandatory or precautionary quarantine.

Please note:

  • You are expected to work from home, if able. Please talk with your supervisor for a determination regarding whether or not your work can be performed from home.  If you are able to work from home, you are not eligible for COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave.

COVID-19 Timekeeping/Payroll

If you are able to work from home, you should record time worked as follows, based on your employee classification:

  • If you are a salaried/exempt employee, use “Regular Salary (10)”
  • If you are an hourly/non-exempt employee, use “Regular Hours (020)”

If you are not able to work from home, you should contact HR at to communicate hours that will need to be recorded as COVID Sick Time.

Faculty who do not normally need to report sick time will need to report quarantine time in order to meet the College’s tracking requirements. For information on faculty medical leave and reporting, please contact Human Resources.

Based on your employee classification, other leave options, such as Family Medical Leave (FMLA), NYS Paid Family Leave (PFL), or short-term disability, may be available and may require additional supporting documentation, such as securing a quarantine order from the appropriate agency.

Other Resources

Monroe County Department of Public Health
Phone: (585) 753-5555

New York State Health Department
Phone: (888) 364-3065 (COVID-19 Hotline)

Technology Needs:
If you have technology needs associated with working from home, contact the Office of Information Technology Service Desk, at (585) 385-8016 or