COVID-19 Information for Employees

In an effort to support Green Chimneys employees during the current health crisis, 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 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 we will continue to share important updates 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

Thank you for your continued hard work during this challenging time. We look forward to when we can all be together again.

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 have to go out, and be familiar with Green Chimneys’ COVID-19 health guidelines and procedures. For the most current information on the virus, please visit

Face Mask Policy

All employees are required to wear a face mask when on campus, especially if interacting with a student. 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.

Arriving to Campus

All employees must have temperature checked at the Health Center upon arrival (or alternate location, if so designated) and before proceeding to their work area. Only essential staff who are scheduled to work are expected to come to campus. Other staff may only come following a pre-approved arrangement with their department director. If you have a temperature, you will be required to leave campus immediately, and then speak with your supervisor/department director about next steps.

For employees who are reporting to campus for essential work, 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 Staff Guidance Matrix below (click image for full view)

Testing and Contact Tracing will be conducted in accordance with the policies outlined by the Green Chimneys School Reopening Plan. Please refer to our COVID Testing and Contact Tracing procedures.

It is extremely important that we follow these guidelines. Our individual actions have a tremendous impact on the health and safety of everyone else on our campus.

Thank you for your cooperation. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to Steve at or Leeanne at

COVID-19 Support Services

Employee Assistance Program COVID-19 Resource Center
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.

The CoronaVirus Crisis: Tools for Tough Times

To access additional EAP resources go to and click on Employee & Family Login. Login or register as a new user. You can also connect directly with a professional counselor who is ready to provide confidential, in-the-moment counseling and support. Call 800.252.4555

Green Chimneys Staff Support Group
Fun, interactive and lighthearted virtual gathering to help staff stay connected this very unusual and often unsettling time.
Mondays at 2:00pm via Zoom.
Zoom link and meeting ID is in the meeting reminders sent to all staff.

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

Quick Links: Health Coverage

MVP Health Care

Guardian Dental & Vision Insurance

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
800.836.0026 ext.247

Staff Training & Development

Biz Library
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