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OFFICIAL NOTICE FROM CABINET MEMBERS FROM THE OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR - UPDATED JANUARY 10, 2022.

As you may be aware there have been questions on the status of the covid leave regulations. The following guidance was provided to the departments: the COVID leave regulations will continue to be in effect until notified otherwise by CSC and/or the Governor’s Office of their expiration.

With regard to remote work ADA accommodations, these accommodations should not be revoked or denied due to the expiration date(s) of the Covid-related programs. Normal processes should continue in determining whether to approve or continue any ADA accommodations.

The CDC has updated its quarantine guidelines (https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2021/s1227-isolation-quarantine-guidance.html) for COVID positive cases and exposures. We have updated our positive case protocols to align with CDC guidance. Below is the new guidance which is also outlined in the revised positive case protocols attached. If you have specific questions please reach out to employeevaxtest@nj.gov. Thank you

What to do when an employee tests positive for COVID-19

Employees must notify department/agency human resources department immediately upon the receipt of a positive test result to facilitate contacting tracing efforts and cleaning procedures. The department/agency human resources representative should instruct the employee, regardless of vaccination status and the type of work they perform, the individual must:

• Stay home for 5 days;

• If individuals have no symptoms or their symptoms are resolving after 5 days, they can return to work and must continue to wear a mask around others, including in individuals’ work spaces except while eating/drinking, for 5 additional days;

• If individuals have a fever, they must continue to stay home until the fever resolves without fever-reducing medication.

Agencies/departments should contact their local health departments when they have a suspected outbreak and work through cleaning/disinfecting procedures, closings, and reopening plans with the local health officials. If you are seeking guidance on cleaning workspaces following the identification of a positive case, please copy and paste the CDC guidance link provided. (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/disinfecting-building-facility.html)

Please note that cleaning/disinfecting is dependent upon where the sick individuals were, not if there is an outbreak. In determining where cleaning needs to be conducted or if a workspace/floor/building must be closed, agencies should close off the area(s) that the ill individual was working until that area is cleaned and disinfected if less than 24 hours has passed since the individual who tested positive was there. If more than 24 hours have passed agencies would not need to close off the workspace but should clean and disinfect as discussed below. There is no routine need to close workplaces following the identification of a positive case.

Additionally, individuals may not qualify for more than 5 days of COVID Sick Leave pursuant to paragraph 1(c)(4) of the COVID leave rule if their symptoms resolve or are resolving after 5 days following a positive test because they would meet the criteria for discontinuing isolation based on the new CDC guidance. If individuals otherwise meet the eligibility for COVID Sick leave, they may still use such leave beyond 5 days, depending on their specific circumstance supported by medical documentation.

 
 

Local 195, IFPTE proudly endorses Tom Bruno for re-election to the Public Employees' Retirement Board of Trustees (PERS). Once nominations begin a link will be posted so our membership can have Tom Bruno nominated. The nomination and ultimate election of Tom Bruno to the PERS Board will enable our membership to have a voice! Click on the button below to download the flyer for more information and then click the "PERS NOMINATION LINK" to help Nominate Tom Bruno!     Tom Bruno Flyer

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    Local 195 President Tim Rudolph Encourages Members to Consider the COVID-19 Vaccine Shot
    Register for your shot today!

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    Local 195 invites you to become a member and join your Union! Click on the "Sign-Up Card" button to download the Application for Membership and Payroll Deduction Card. Fill out both cards, sign and return to the Local office at 186 North Main Street, Milltown, NJ 08850.     Sign-Up Cards

     

    PLEASE LOG ON TO THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY'S WEBSITE FOR UP-TO-DATE AND ACCURATE COVID-19 INFORMATION WWW.NJ.GOV.

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    For those members who do not have an I.D. card with your membership number listed on the card, please call the Local office or email the Local at local195@local195.org and a card will be ordered for you. Please note this process takes several weeks. If you are having trouble logging into the site with your ID number, please remember your password must be entered in with all lowercase letters.

     

    Please notify the Local office if you have changed your home address and/or work location so that we can update our records. Thank you!