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Arizona Schools to remain closed for remainder of school year
Ver en español View in English School is in session but our buildings remain closed to students and the public for the remainder of the school year. SCHOOL IS NOT OVER! Please know that...
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Guidance Document for Employees: Prevention of and Protection from COVID-19
The following guidance document contains information summarized from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Pima County Health Department (PCHD) Sunnyside School District is committed to the...
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Employee Rights Paid Sick Leave and Expanded Family and Medical Leave under the families first Coronavirus Response Act
Pursuant to the Families First Coronvirus Response, The United States Department of Labor has updated its "model" notice of employees' rights language. This new language is effective...
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CENSUS 2020: Respond online, over the phone, or by mail - It's never been easier!!
It has never been easier to respond on your own, whether online, over the phone, or by mail — all without having to meet a census taker. It's quick and easy....
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HB2910 - Arizona School Closures in response to COVID-19
Arizona legislature has passed HB2910, which addresses a number of important issues relating to the closure of Arizona’s public schools. You may view the latest legislation here.
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Wellbeing Insights - April 2020 Newsletter
In this month’s Employee Newsletter, we discuss the following topics: Online Seminar Reminder: Effective Communication with Children COVID-19 Resources Homeworking for Beginners How...

Sunnyside Health and Wellness


Laura
Emslie
Director of Human Resources
Phone: (520) 545-2006
2238 East Ginter Road, Tucson, AZ, 85706

NOVEMBER 20, 2018 / MODIFIED NOV 20, 2018 11:33 AM

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Ver en español View in English School is in session but our buildings remain closed to students and the public for the remainder of the school year. SCHOOL IS NOT OVER! Please know that our education efforts and the remote learning structure we have in place will continue to move forward through the remainder of the school year. For the latest updates, please check susd12.org/safety. Las escuelas están en sesión,  pero nuestros edificios permanecen cerrados para los estudiantes y el público por el resto del año escolar. LA ESCUELA NO HA TERMINADO! Por favor tengan en cuenta que nuestros esfuerzos y estructura para la instrucción remota que tenemos implementada seguirá avanzando por el resto del año escolar. Para las noticias más actualizadas, por favor revise la página web susd12.org/safety.
The following guidance document contains information summarized from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Pima County Health Department (PCHD) Sunnyside School District is committed to the safety and well-being of employees.  The expectation is that all employees must follow the guidelines of the CDC and PCHD to avoid spreading the COVID-19 virus. 1. How Is the COVID-19 Virus Spread? The virus is thought to be spread -- Mainly from people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet). Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.  These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly inhaled through the lungs. By touching a surface or object that has been touched by someone who has been infected (may have no symptoms) and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly eyes. 2. How long does the virus last on surfaces? Because COVID-19 is a new virus, there are conflicting arguments about the length of time the virus lives on surfaces. The CDC had reported that particles were found on cruise ships even 17 days later. However, some results from the National Institute of Health indicate the following: On cardboard, the virus can live on cardboard for about 1 hour On plastic and metal surfaces, the virus can live up to three days On all other surfaces, the virus can live up to 3 hours 3. What strategies must ALL employees use to protect themselves and others and to diminish the spread of the coronavirus? Keep social (physical) distancing (6 feet). Stagger work shifts. Use virtual meetings whenever possible:  Any physical gatherings should consist of no more than 10 people at one time. Practice frequent hand washing. Follow the guidelines of washing for a minimum of 20 seconds. Provide workers and visitors with a place to wash hands or provide access to hand sanitizers. Post hand washing signs in restrooms! Avoid handshaking or touching others Cover your coughs and sneezes: Cough into your elbow or a tissue. Throw the tissues into trash receptacles and use hand sanitizer or wash hands again. Avoid touching your face (eyes, mouth, nose) with non-disinfected hands Avoid using others’ phones, desks, offices or others’ work tools and equipment—if you must use them, make sure the surfaces are wiped down and disinfected after each individual has touched the surface. 4. What else must be considered with regard to cleaning and disinfecting? Maintain regular housekeeping practices—routinely clean and disinfect surfaces, equipment, and other elements of the environment, especially those that are touched frequently, such as door knobs, light switches, ledges, keyboards, etc. If ordering take out: First disinfect the area where you will be eating Place the take out bag or box on the non-disinfected area and wipe down the bag—dispose of the bag Take the food container out of the bag and wipe it down Place the food onto a clean plate that is on the disinfected side of your eating area Microwave food if needed If staff are receiving and delivering packages (e.g. warehouse or deliveries from FedEx, etc.) Disinfect the package/box BEFORE opening Deliveries to schools: sites should designate a place where these boxes, etc. will be placed—do not bring deliveries directly into site before they are disinfected Once the contents are removed from the container, wipe the item down District staff making deliveries and handling many items daily should wear gloves 5. What needs to be considered regarding the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Hand Hygiene? Cleaning staff should wear disposable gloves for all tasks in the cleaning process, including handling trash. Gloves should be compatible with the disinfectant products being used. Additional PPE might be required based on the cleaning/disinfectant products being used and whether there is a risk of splash. Gloves should be removed carefully to avoid contamination of the wearer and the surrounding area. Be sure to clean hands after removing gloves. Gloves should be removed after cleaning a room or area occupied by ill persons. Clean hands immediately after gloves are removed. Cleaning staff should immediately report breaches in PPE (e.g., tear in gloves) or any potential exposures to their supervisor. Cleaning staff and others should clean hands often, including immediately after removing gloves and after contact with an ill person, by washing hands with soap and water for 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available and hands are not visibly dirty, an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains 60%-95% alcohol may be used. However, if hands are visibly dirty, always wash hands with soap and water. Follow normal preventive actions while at work and home, including cleaning hands and avoiding touching eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands. Additional key times to clean hands include: After blowing one’s nose, coughing, or sneezing After using the restroom Before eating or preparing food After contact with animals or pets Before and after providing routine care for another person who needs assistance (e.g., a child) When cleaning or sanitizing: Think of the virus being on an area or item covered with glitter, and you want to remove the glitter before using the item. 6. What should employees do if they are not feeling well? Stay home if sick Let your supervisor know if you are caring for a loved one who is sick or especially if the loved one has been diagnosed with COVID-19 Employees should self-monitor signs and symptoms (i.e., fever, cough, shortness of breath). Employees with any symptoms need to wear masks and possibly gloves (depending on the task), to avoid spreading potentially infectious secretions from the nose or mouth. Let their supervisor know if they are caring for someone at home –wear a mask when you are around the person you are caring for at home. 7. What else should I know about symptoms and care? Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases. These symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure (based on the             incubation period of MERS-CoV viruses). Fever Cough Shortness of breath When to Seek Medical Attention If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately. Emergency warning signs include*: Trouble breathing Persistent pain or pressure in the chest New confusion or inability to arouse Bluish lips or face *This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning. How to discontinue home isolation People diagnosed with COVID-19 who have stayed home (home isolated) can stop home isolation under the following conditions: If you will not have a test to determine if you are still contagious, you can leave home after these three things have happened: You have had no fever for at least 72 hours (that is three full days of no fever without the use medicine that reduces fevers) AND other symptoms have improved (for example, when your cough or shortness of breath have improved) AND at least 7 days have passed since your symptoms first appeared If you will be tested to determine if you are still contagious, you can leave home after these three things have happened: You no longer have a fever (without the use medicine that reduces fevers) AND other symptoms have improved (for example, when your cough or shortness of breath have improved) AND you received two negative tests in a row, 24 hours apart. Your doctor will follow CDC guidelines. For more information, you can visit the CDC website at www.cdc.gov or the Pima County Health Department website at http://webcms.pima.gov   Click below to view the Original Documents:   
Pursuant to the Families First Coronvirus Response, The United States Department of Labor has updated its "model" notice of employees' rights language. This new language is effective through December 31, 2020.    Please review or download the included DOL updated document.
It has never been easier to respond on your own, whether online, over the phone, or by mail — all without having to meet a census taker. It's quick and easy. The 2020 Census questionnaire will take about 10 minutes to complete. It's safe, secure, and confidential. Your information and privacy are protected. Your response helps to direct billions of dollars in federal funds to local communities for schools, roads, and other public services. Results from the 2020 Census will be used to determine the number of seats each state has in Congress and your political representation at all levels of government. Visit https://my2020census.gov/ to fill out your questionnaire.  Your responses to the 2020 Census are safe, secure, and protected by federal law. Your answers can only be used to produce statistics—they cannot be used against you in any way. By law, all responses to U.S. Census Bureau household and business surveys are kept completely confidential. Nunca ha sido más fácil responder al CENSUS, ya sea en línea, por teléfono o por correo – Y sin tener que reunirse con un encuestador. Es rápido y fácil. Completar el cuestionario del Censo del 2020 toma unos 10 minutos. Es seguro, protegido y confidencial. Su información y su privacidad están protegidas. Sus respuestas ayudan a destinar miles de millones de dólares de fondos federales a las comunidades locales para escuelas, carreteras y otros servicios públicos. Los resultados del Censo del 2020 se usarán para determinar el número de escaños que tiene cada estado en el Congreso, así como su representación política a todos los niveles del gobierno. Visite https://my2020census.gov/ para completar su cuestionario.  Sus respuestas al Censo del 2020 están seguras, a salvo y protegidas por la ley federal. Sus respuestas se pueden usar solamente para producir estadísticas—no se pueden usar en su contra de ninguna manera. Por ley, todas las respuestas a las encuestas sobre hogares y empresas que realiza la Oficina del Censo de los EE. UU. se mantienen completamente confidenciales.​ 
Arizona legislature has passed HB2910, which addresses a number of important issues relating to the closure of Arizona’s public schools. You may view the latest legislation here.
In this month’s Employee Newsletter, we discuss the following topics: Online Seminar Reminder: Effective Communication with Children COVID-19 Resources Homeworking for Beginners How to Talk to Children about COVID-19 Everyday Exercise at Home How to Choose a Tax Return Preparer