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Cuyahoga County Moves to Telecommuting for Many Employees

3/13/2020


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Joint Information Center: JIC@cuyahogacounty.us; (216) 443-5245


CUYAHOGA COUNTY, OH – Effective this Monday, March 16 County employees will be moving to the following work policies:

With management’s approval, if County employees have the capacity to telecommute (work from home/offsite) they may do so effective immediately.

If a County employee's essential job function requires that they report to work in order to carry out critical County functions, they are expected to report to work, as usual. This includes positions such as Deputies, Corrections Officers, Social Workers, and others.

If County employees need to stay home for family or personal reasons and they can’t telecommute they are to use accumulated vacation, compensatory or exchange time, sick leave, or they may request to take unpaid leave.

Employees who choose to continue to report to work will be permitted to do so until further notice.

“During what is clearly an extraordinary time, it is necessary for us to take strong measures to keep ourselves and others safe. This is a fast-moving situation and these policies are subject to change,” said Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish.

“I truly appreciate all the work that people throughout this county are doing to go above and beyond, to help maintain the health and safety of our neighbors, friends, families and strangers. We are all responsible for one another. I encourage everyone to follow guidance from our Board of Health and the State Department of Health as well as the CDC,”
he added.

For information from the Board of Health, visit https://www.ccbh.net/.

For information from the CDC, visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html.

For information from the Ohio Department of Health, visit https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/ or call 1-833-4-ASKODH (1-833-427-5634).