Additional Information for Employees
As MCC moves from stage to stage in reopening facilities, and in accordance with
Kentucky Healthy at Work guidelines posted by Governor Beshear, individuals will
return from remote work to onsite work. This expansion of staffing will be controlled
and coordinated to reduce potential risks and ensure the safety of all. No supervisor
should increase staffing without permission from the supervising cabinet member
and the President.
MCC will continue with a phased return to operations that includes options for remote
work and sick leave, and family leave policies for those employees who are not able
to work due to illness, taking care of family, or lack of childcare options.
High Risk Employees
CDC guidelines defi ne high risk individuals who may suffer greater impacts should they contract COVID-19. High risk individuals will be given special consideration to continue remote work.High risk individuals include:
- People 65 years and older
- People of any age who have underlying conditions, particularly if not well controlled
- Chronic lung disease or moderate to severe asthma
- Serious heart conditions
- Those who are immunocompromised (Many conditions can cause a person to be immunocompromised, including cancer treatment, smoking, bone marrow or organ transplantation, immune defi ciencies, poorly controlled HIV or AIDS,and prolonged use of corticosteroids and other immune weakening medications)
- People with severe obesity (body mass index [BMI] of 40 or higher)
- People with diabetes People with chronic kidney disease undergoing dialysis People with liver disease
Employees who have been instructed to return to work on-site and have concerns about doing so due to a medical condition that places them in a higher risk group, those who are pregnant, those with childcare issues, or those who wish to seek ADA Reasonable Accommodations related to return to on-site work should contact their College Human Resource Director or the Director of Employee Relations at the System Office.
Each College and the System Office have a Healthy at Work Officer. These individuals can point you to COVID-19 HR policies, procedures, and practices specific to your question or concern.
Safety is everyone's responsibility
Concerns about fellow employees should be shared through regular safety/supervisory channels. Safety is everyone’s responsibility. The College/System Office Healthy-at-WorkOfficer will be responsible for overall coordination and enforcement. Employees should adhere to the Complaint Resolution Procedure 2-16-2-2 and Employee Responsibility Procedure 2-0-2. These procedures provide a mechanism for faculty and staff to resolve within their supervisory line and covers complaints that are not resolved through normal collegial communication. Handling of complaints under this Procedure should emphasize resolution within the line of supervisory authority at the lowest possible level and in the quickest possible time. Employees should first try to resolve issues with normal collegial communication.
MCC will be prepared to assist public health officials if an employee tests positive or becomes exposed to COVID-19. Employees will keep documentation of work shifts, work locations, meetings, and in-person clients or visitor contacts.