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Alert: Mt. SAC has Transitioned to Online Classes and Services (see www.mtsac.edu/online). Learn more about our COVID-19 response at www.mtsac.edu/health.

Employee Resources | COVID-19 Response

While Mt. San Antonio College is operating classes and services online due to coronavirus disease (COVID-19), numerous resources are available to support our employees and students. Employees are urged to contact their supervisors if they have questions.

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Transitioning Online

Learn more about getting started and resources at Mt. SAC Online

    • Distance Learning
    • Online Meetings
    • Mt. SAC Human Resources
    • Onsite and Remote Workers

      Critical Onsite Workers

      Reporting

      While most campus employees are no longer on the physical campus, some employees are required to be on campus to ensure its successful operation. Managers must ensure these critical onsite workers are listed in the departmental Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) and receive approval from their vice president’s office. Contact Human Resources at (909) 274-4414 or hraccommodations@mtsac.edu for assistance.

      Pay for Work Onsite

      Short term hourly and professional experts are paid their regular pay for work on site. Permanent classified employees assigned to work on campus are paid at the overtime rate of 1.5 times the regular rate. For example, an employee called to work on campus 8 hours will be paid the equivalent of 12 hours of pay. Pay for critical onsite workers for CSEA 262, CSEA 651, and Confidentials will be as referenced in the CSEA Collective Bargaining Agreements, which is 1.5 the number of hours worked onsite or 4 hours, whichever is greater. 

      Telecommuting Employees

      Assignments

      All permanent campus employees are telecommute employees, which include Management, CSEA 262, CSEA 651, and Confidential Employees.  Employees are expected to be available during standard business hours of Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. for possible assignment of telecommute work.  Employees and supervisors should be connecting on how to best communicate during the Governor’s stay-at-home declaration.  Managers may assign work within the job description of the employee to complete while on the telecommute assignment.

      Pay

      Employees who are working remotely on the Telecommuting Plan are paid at regular rate.

      Technology

      Employees who have technology needs in order to telecommute should submit those needs through www.mtsac.edu/itrequest. There is a limited amount of equipment available, so requests will be prioritized based on direction from Cabinet. The IT team requests that employees be mindful about the type of equipment and level of access they are requesting, and only request what they absolutely must have.

      Temporary Employees

      Federal Work-Study Student Employees

      Federal Work-Study students will continue to be paid through the end of their award, without requirement of work.  These students should work with their supervisors to confirm the end date of their assignment.  Federal Work-Study students may not participate in the Telecommuting Plan. Managers will need to submit a timesheet to the Payroll Office on the student’s behalf using the student’s regular hours.

      Student Assistants

      Student Assistants will continue to be paid through the end of their assignment (no later than the end of Spring Semester) or the amount budgeted by their department, without requirement to work.  Student Assistants may not participate in the Telecommuting Plan. Managers will need to submit a timesheet to the Payroll Office on the student’s behalf using the student’s regular hours.

      Short-Term Hourly Employees

      Short-term hourly employees (even those who may be students) will be paid their regular hours through the end of March, without requirement of work.  From April 1 through April 20, any ongoing work performed by these employees should be transitioned to classified employees in the unit.  A manager may have these employees continue the work past April 20 if there is a critical need identified in the Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP).  Short-term hourly employees may be assigned any combination of onsite or telecommuting. Both assignments shall be paid at straight time rate.

      Professional Experts

      Professional experts who are assigned to a specific project may continue through the project end date.  Professional Experts may be assigned any combination of onsite or telecommuting. Both assignments shall be paid at straight time rate.

      Substitute and Out-of-Class Employees

      These groups of employees will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis for continuance of work, subject to approval by the department’s vice president.

  

Mt. SAC Procedures

    • SOCIAL DISTANCING PLAN: Ensure you are well, keep a distance, pick up face coverings

      April 15, 2020 -- Mt. SAC has an important update on Social Distancing protocol for the campus.

      On April 10, 2020 the County of Los Angeles Public Health issued the following order:

      The Health Office now requires Essential Businesses to implement by no later than 11:59 p.m. on April 15, 2020 a Social Distancing Protocol, which includes a requirement to provide all of their employees whose duties require contact with other employees and/or the public with a cloth face covering to wear while performing duties that involve contact with others.

      The County Health Officer will continue to monitor the rate of COVID-19 disease spread, the severity of the resulting illnesses and deaths caused, California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations, and the effect of this Order.  If needed, this order may be extended, expanded, or otherwise modified to protect the public’s health.

      In response, Mt. SAC has developed the following materials for the campus community. We ask that the campus community review the following guidelines:

      Thank you.

    • RESPONSE LEVELS: What is Mt. SAC's response plan for the COVID-19 threat? 

      Edited March 11, 2020: For the FULL DETAILS, read Health Alert March 11, 2020: Mt. SAC Response Levels for Coronavirus (COVID-19).  This plan follows the guidelines recommended by some of the world's best public health experts in the California Department of Public Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and World Health Organization. In short, the four levels of response based on guidance from the California Department of Public Health:

      • LEVEL ONE – Prevention and Planning. This level is highly educational and requires workplace preparation.
      • LEVEL TWO – Measures to be taken if there are two or more community transmission cases of COVID-19, but no staff or students test positive. This level requires increased vigilance and minimized social contact.
      • LEVEL THREE -- Measures to be taken if one student, teacher or staff member tests positive for COVID-19 and exposed others on campus. At this point, we anticipate short term campus closure.
      • LEVEL FOUR -- Measures to be taken if multiple students, teachers or staff members test positive for COVID-19 on a campus. Should this occur, we anticipate long term campus closure.

      This is a plan for guidance and the college may adjust its plan and response at any time due to new information. For the FULL DETAILS, read Health Alert March 11, 2020: Mt. SAC Response Levels for Coronavirus (COVID-19) or refer to the source document at the California Department of Public Health 

    • SICK INDIVIDUALS: What if someone at the college is possibly sick with coronavirus or has been exposed to coronavirus?

      Edited March 14, 2020:  If someone at the college is possibly sick with coronavirus or has been exposed to coronavirus, immediately contact Campus Police and Safety at (909) 274-4555.

      • Stay calm and respectful.
      • Mitigate exposure by isolating the sick person, such as having them sit outside in a comfortable area. 
      • Stay at least 6 feet away from them.
      • Follow general public health hygiene guidelines, avoid touching your face and wash your hands.
      • Work with the Public Health Team to consider how your work/study area would be decontaminated.
      • Protect the sick individual's privacy 


      If YOU are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 and may have had contact with a person with COVID-19 or recently traveled to areas with apparent community spread, call your health care provider or local public health department first before seeking medical care so that appropriate precautions can be taken.

    • PREVENTION BY INDIVIDUALS: What should individuals at Mt. SAC do regarding coronavirus?

      Edited March 16, 2020: Each individual should do what is best for them and their unique needs. High risk individuals, such as those over 65 or those with underlying health conditions, should take greater precautions. In general, public health agencies say the best preventative measures are social distancing and simple good hygiene practices:

      • Practice social distancing. Social distancing is deliberately increasing the space between people to avoid spreading illness. Staying at least six feet away from other people lessens your chances of catching COVID-19.
      • If you are sick, stay home. Anyone with even mild symptoms should stay home.
      • Wash your hands often, especially before you eat, after using the restroom or blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. If you cannot wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds, use a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
      • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth in case your hands are not clean.
      • Cover your nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze. Use your sleeve if you don’t have a tissue handy. If you have these symptoms, stay away from campus.
      • Avoid sharing objects like cups, food and drinks.
      • Minimize contact, and avoid shaking hands and high-fiving. Stay at least 6 feet from sick individuals.
      • Practice healthy habits. Get plenty of sleep, stay active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids and eat nutritious foods.


      The college will follow the guidance of public health agencies in determining if and when this status should change. See additions, such as the social distancing plan provided on April 15.

      It is important as we confront this challenge, that we do so with the best that Mt. SAC has to offer. That means we approach this with a collaborative spirit and keep our educational mission at the forefront. We must also understand that racism and stereotyping of certain races and cultures is not reflective of the Mt. SAC WayCoronavirus is not limited certain ethnicities.

    • PREVENTION BY DEPARTMENTS: What should departments do to support workplace health?

      Edited March 16, 2020 - The following guidelines are provided for departments to support workplace health:

      • Modify practices to allow for social distancing. Social distancing is deliberately increasing the space between people to avoid spreading illness. Staying at least six feet away from other people lessens your chances of catching COVID-19.
      • Make sure your workplaces are clean and hygienic, especially frequently touched areas like door knobs and light switches. 
      • Promote public health hygiene and post the “Staying Healthy” flyer posted under the Health Alert Advisories section.
      • When possible, provide supplies that support hygiene, such as paper tissues, places for hand-washing or sanitizing stations.
      • If you are sick, stay home. Viruses go where we go.
      • If others are sick, encourage them to stay home by providing flexibility and minimizing penalties. Anyone with even a low-grade fever should stay home.  
    • EVENT CONSIDERATIONS: What effect does the coronavirus have on events at Mt. SAC? 

      Edited March 12, 2020 -- Mt. SAC is Severely Limiting Events and Visitors 

      These guidelines are effective March 13, 2020 through May 2, 2020. Please note these dates may change as more information becomes available.

      • Nonessential large gatherings must be canceled, postponed, modified or brought online. 
      • Events bringing external visitors to campus must be canceled, postponed, modified or brought online.
      • The campus is closed to visitors. They are asked to conduct business through phone, email, video call, or web conferencing.
      • Employees have free access to ConferZoom, allowing them to have online meetings with up to 300 participants. Learn more at www.conferzoom.org.
    • TRAVEL CONSIDERATIONS: What considerations should be taken before travel for Mt. SAC business?

      Edited March 12, 2020 -- Limited Travel

      • Business travel is no longer permitted. Requests for exemptions must be approved at the vice presidential level. The college will support alternative methods of meeting using communication technology. Employees have free access to ConferZoom, allowing them to have online meetings with up to 300 participants. Learn more at conferzoom.org.
      • Instructional administrators and faculty are limiting the travel of students off-site for field trips, internships, flight practice, clinicals, etc. Chairs and deans will work with faculty to provide alternative assignments for students to meet their academic requirements.
      • Athletic events may continue with only the student athletes, coaches and essential staff.
      • Instructional activities, such as performances, may continue with only the enrolled students, faculty and essential staff.
    • RESPONSE TEAM: What is Mt. SAC doing about the coronavirus? 

      Edited March 12, 2020: Mt. San Antonio College is staying actively informed on issues related to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, which has been declared a Pandemic by the World Health Organization. The College follows the guidelines and recommendations set by public health agencies including Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and World Health Organization. 

      Mt. San Antonio College has activated an Emergency Operations Center to coordinate response to COVID-19. This team includes all members of the Public Health Team that previously managed college response. The EOC makes recommendations to the President and his Cabinet for formal decision-making.

      Current members of the Emergency Operations Center are:

      • EOC Director: Michael Williams, chief of police and campus safety
      • Ron Bean, director of academic technology
      • Brian Bishop, lead mechanic
      • Alexis Carter, director of HR operations
      • Jill Dolan, director of public affairs
      • Doug Jenson, associate vice president of fiscal services
      • Matt Judd, dean of the division of natural sciences
      • Duetta Langevin, director of risk management
      • Uyen Mai, director of marketing and communication
      • Ken McAlpin, manager of custodial services
      • Paul Miller, sergeant, police and campus safety
      • Kevin Owen, director of technical services
      • Teresa Patterson, director of procurement
      • Sarah Plesetz, associate dean of the division of technology and health
      • Chris Schroeder, director of infrastructure and data security
      • Rondell Schroeder, procurement specialist
      • Roger Sneed, manager of facilities
      • Andrea Solorzano, risk management specialist
      • Dale Vickers, chief technology officer
      • Marti Whitford, director of student health

      Members of the EOC Policy Group are:

      • William T. Scroggins, president and CEO
      • Abe Ali, vice president of human resources
      • Richard Mahon, vice president of instruction
      • Morris Rodrigue, vice president of administrative services
      • Audrey Yamagata-Noji, vice president of student services.

      If you have suggestions for the team, contact them through the contact form.    

 

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EDITOR'S NOTE: To submit additional resources for this page, email Uyen Mai at umai@mtsac.edu