COVID-19 Carrier Response

See table below for resources.

You may be feeling concerned about the coronavirus, also referred to as COVID-19. If so, you’re not alone.

  • What is COVID-19?
    Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a type of virus that causes respiratory illness — an infection of the airways and lungs.

  • What are the symptoms?
    Patients with COVID-19 have had mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms of fever, cough, or shortness of breath — similar to the flu.

  • How does it spread?
    The virus is thought to spread person to person — mainly between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet) through tiny droplets made when an infected person coughs or sneezes. It also may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes.

  • How can I protect myself and my loved ones?
    Some people are more vulnerable to the virus, including older adults and people with chronic conditions. But everyone should take steps to protect themselves:

    • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
    • Wash your hands with soap and water regularly for at least 20 seconds. Alcohol-based hand sanitizers are also effective.
    • Try not to touch your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.Stay home when you’re sick (except to get medical care). Keep sick children home from school.
    • Cough or sneeze into a tissue or your elbow. Wash your hands afterwards.
    • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
Emergency Paid Sick Leave Request Form
(Please contact Human Resources or to submit your completed request form or if you have any questions)

What are the best resources for information regarding COVID-19?

COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave

Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)

EDD Resources

Non Federal Employee Rights

Pay Continuation After Workplace Disruption

Families First Coronavirus Response Act: New Employer Paid Leave Options

Travel During COVID

Payroll Tax Executive Order

Please refer back to this page for the information and resources to help you feel prepared.

Carrier Enhanced Member Benefits 1 Resources
Cigna Medical COVID-19 Testing Cigna will waive costs for COVID-19 testing-related care through October 31, 2020. Member Resources
Telemedicine   Telehealth Medicine
Cigna Dental     Member Services
    Virtual Care Flyer
Kaiser Permanente COVID-19 Testing Screening/diagnostic testing provided at no cost. Member Resources
Telemedicine Kaiser Permanente members can access phone, video, and email telehealth options. Telehealth Medicine
Other Kaiser Videos Informational video series
Navia     Member Resources
Sun Life    Sun Life will promptly pay all valid STD claims in which an eligible member has a qualifying and documented medical event, including an event related to COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Member Resources