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Return to work for non-school based staff

Published 1/11/21

Dear SPPS Staff:

As teaching staff and others begin to return to their buildings, it is the expectation that other staff members, including those who work at 360 Colborne, 1930 Como and other non-school locations, also begin returning to work at their respective buildings starting in February.

Your department leader/supervisor will be determining who will continue to work remotely as well as those who will be returning to their in-person work location. They also will decide exactly when staff will return to in-person work in your department or work area. This will be determined on a department-by-department basis.

Below are some of the requirements for all employees who return to their in-person work location. Full details are available in the COVID-19 Employee Workplace Manual, which should be reviewed prior to returning to work. This document is updated regularly in accordance with state and local public health guidance and associated Executive Orders..

  • Hold virtual or online meetings, to the greatest extent possible
  • A face covering must be worn at all times even with social distancing, except as stipulated in the Governor's Executive Order 20-81
  • Ensure physical distancing of 6 feet is maintained in all work areas
  • Limit worker interaction across floors, buildings, campuses, worksites, etc.
  • Limit the number of people in restrooms, break areas and cafeterias to allow for social distancing
  • Custodial staff will ensure all on-site employees have access to PPE and disinfection supplies
  • Custodial staff will disinfect common areas at least once per day, and staff are welcome to disinfect their personal workspace as they see fit
  • If you are sick, stay home. If you become sick while at work, notify your supervisor and go home. Make a report to the online SPPS COVID-19 Reporting System so next steps can be identified
  • If you test positive for COVID-19, live with someone who is sick or has tested positive for COVID-19 or have been in close contact to someone with COVID-19, stay home and make a report so next steps can be identified

If you need building access, you must have an SPPS photo ID. If you are new or have yet to receive an ID, please complete the attached electronic form and Security and Emergency Management staff will follow up with you. Please note the form must be signed by an administrator, clerk or supervisor.

Thank you for your attention to this matter and for your ongoing efforts to keep the health and safety of yourself, your family and your colleagues as your highest priority.


In Partnership,

Kenyatta McCarty

Executive Director, Human Resources