COVID-19 Information for Employees

In an effort to support Green Chimneys employees through the continuing health concerns, we have compiled the following materials and online resources to provide easy access to information and support you may need. Below you will find agency health guidelines, resources for self care, and quick links to our insurance providers.

This page will continue to be updated to include any new information and resources sent to all employees. This is not intended to replace the Employee Handbook or other Green Chimneys policies, and important updates will be communicated by email and/or mail. If you have questions or need assistance related to your employment, please do not hesitate to contact your department director or email Donna Kessler at dkessler@greenchimneys.org.

Thank you for your ongoing commitment and hard work.


Green Chimneys Health Guidelines

We want all Green Chimneys staff to remain safe and healthy. Please continue to adhere to all recommended safety precautions at home and when you go out, and be familiar with our agency’s COVID-19 health guidelines and procedures outlined below and in the Green Chimneys COVID Policy.

It is extremely important that we follow these guidelines. Our individual actions have a tremendous impact on the health and safety of everyone on our campus. For the most current information on the virus, please visit www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov0

  1. Face Masks
    The New York State requirement for universal masking in schools has been lifted. Masks are optional for all staff, students and clients at all Green Chimneys programs and services operating in Putnam County only. Masks are required for individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 or who have a known exposure. Please follow all related policy and protocol updates posted under Employee Communications. If you need a mask for work please speak to your supervisor. There may be some exceptions for particular tasks; please discuss such job responsibilities with your department director before making the decision on your own to not wear a mask.
  2. Health Screening
    All employees must complete an online COVID health screening via the ezSCRN app or website before coming to campus or other Green Chimneys work location. (CT adult program staff are exempt.) Please follow all related policy and protocol updates posted under Employee Communications.

    Staff must complete the screening each day they come to work at Green Chimneys; you should only come to work if you’ve received a successful result. If you have a temperature or your responses to the ezSCRN questions indicate you may be a health risk, you must notify your supervisor immediately to determine next steps. Staff who do not have a smart phone, laptop, or desktop to access ezSCRN, must go to the Health Center immediately upon arriving to campus and before proceeding to their work area to have their temperature taken and answer symptom-related questions.

    Anyone who is found to have come to campus without this self-screening may be asked to leave campus. Anyone who is found to have come to campus with possible COVID symptoms or who develops possible COVID symptoms while working will be required to leave campus immediately, and must then speak with their supervisor/department director about what should be done next.

  3. Symptom Detection & Reporting 
    Please be sure to follow the symptom detection and reporting procedures as outlined by Green Chimneys. To ensure appropriate action regarding symptoms and/or potential exposure, please refer to the Green Chimneys COVID Policy.

Thank you for your cooperation. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to Leeanne at ldirusso@greenchimneys.org.


COVID-19 Support Services

Employee Assistance Program COVID-19 Resource Center

COVID-19 Resource Center

Access videos, articles, webinars and trainings on topics such as Coronavirus prevention, help with children at home, caring for elderly relatives, family members working from home, and financial issues. Login or register as a new user. To connect directly with a professional counselor ready to provide confidential, in-the-moment counseling and support, call 800.252.4555.

COFCCA COVID-19 Support Group
Weekly support group for anyone who has or is recovering from COVID-19.
Fridays at 10:00am. Call-in: 646.889.2259
For questions, contact Lisa at lgitelson@cofcca.org


Quick Links: Health Coverage

MVP Health Care
www.mvphealthcare.com

Guardian Dental & Vision Insurance
www.GuardianAnytime.com

AleraEdge
www.aleraedge.com
Manage benefits, check claims status, or view balances on flexible spending and dependent care accounts. Login under AleraPay Participant or select Alera Gray.

Relph Benefit Advisors
Donna O’Donnell
donna.odonnell@aleragroup.com
800.836.0026 ext.247


Staff Training & Development

Biz Library
www.BizLibrary.com
Online learning to help sharpen your skills in managing stress, maintaining work-life balance, and staying productive while working remotely. Go to Client Login.

Recommended Video Playlists:

  • Managing Stress and Anxiety During COVID-19
  • Communication
  • Strengthen Your Mental Resilience
  • Workplace Mental Health
  • Tips for Working Remotely

For assistance with account set-up or any access issues, email hduelfer@greenchimneys.org