COVID-19 General FAQs

Benefits

I am currently on family medical leave, but am able to telework while at home. Can I cancel my family medical leave and telework instead?
If you are out for any reason other than “caregiving” for an eligible family member, you must be released to return to work from your treating medical provider, and you must complete and submit a return to work form, otherwise you remain on family medical leave and may use any available leave to cover days commencing March 30, 2020.

If I am currently on approved family medical leave, will I be charged a full day of family medical leave?
Yes

I am an employee on medical leave while schools are closed, must I submit a return to work form when I am ready to come back?
Yes, all employees returning from approved family medical leave must submit an FMLA Return to Work Recommendation form. You may request the form from Tom Antionelli at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

If you have additional questions about benefits or family medical leave, please contact the Employee Benefits Department, either Tom Antionelli at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Christeda Warner at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for assistance.

Human Resources

How is Charles County Public Schools treating the days for the period March 16-27, 2020?
These two weeks do not count toward workdays. In other words, for 10, 10.5, and 11-month employees, March 16-27, 2020 do not count toward contractual workdays. However, for 12- month teachers, the question remains unanswered.


I have to help distribute education packets at the schools, but am concerned about working because I have a compromised immune system and elderly parents at home. What can I do?
If you have a health condition that is at-risk, or a family member at home with a health condition that is at risk, you must provide documentation to the school district to determine any qualified ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) entitlements. Please contact the following to discuss your specific circumstance further:

Nikial Majors, Director, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Shirlene Ogburn, ADA/Accommodations, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Jeremy Campbell, Elementary HR Specialist, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Brian Johnson, Middle Schools HR Specialist, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Kevin Howard, High School HR Specialists, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Pay Questions

I am not going to show up for work, but instead will submit medical documentation. How will my days that I don’t work be counted?
You must use available leave in order to continue to receive pay.

I tested positive for COVID-19. What do I do?
You may not report to work and must self-quarantine. You must contact the Office of Human Resources and Employee Benefits immediately for further guidance. 

I am a long-term substitute, but the teacher I was filling in for has decided to return to work from family medical leave and telework? Will I still get paid?
No, your assignment ends when the teacher returns to work. You may seek other long-term substitute assignments.

I am a teacher currently on maternity leave and have grades I’d like to complete for my students, but have a long-term substitute filling in for me. Can I enter my grades myself?
You must be cleared to return to work to perform work.

I am on leave without pay because I exhausted all of my leave, but you didn’t require employees to take leave between March 16-27, 2020. Does my pay resume for that two week period?
No

I was out sick, but was scheduled (and able) to return to work on March 16, 2020, but schools were closed for two-weeks as mandated by the State of Maryland. Will I get paid?
Yes, your pay resumed since you were scheduled to return to work on March 16, 2020, although the State Superintendent closed schools due to the Coronavirus epidemic.

I am a food and nutrition services worker required to distribute food and optional instruction packets during the state-mandated school closure. Will I be compensated?
Yes, you will be paid. Please submit timesheets for the time you worked.

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