Coronavirus / COVID-19

arc continues to monitor and respond to the worldwide spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Please read more for the latest information about our responsive actions, guidance, and resources to keep our community safe and informed.

Date: Tuesday, April 7, 2021

Supplemental Paid Sick Leave

Covered Employees in the public or private sectors who work for employers with more than 25 employees are entitled to up to 80 hours of COVID-19 related sick leave from January 1, 2021 through September 30, 2021, immediately upon an oral or written request to their employer.

As such, effective immediately, there is a new paid sick leave code under Time Off Requests in Paycom. This code is there for you to use in the event that time off due to COVID is needed. We do NOT want you to have to use your regular PSL during this pandemic.

Download the notice linked below for more details about supplemental paid sick leave due to COVID-19.

Date: Friday, March 13, 2020

As of today, multiple school districts have announced closures to prevent the spread of illness in response to the public health crisis caused by the Coronavirus.

Please visit the district pages linked on this website for the latest updates.

Date: Wednesday, March 11, 2020

TO: All arc employees

The world health community continues to monitor closely the emergence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and the disease it causesnamed “coronavirus disease 2019” (COVID-19). At this time, no one knows how severe this outbreak will be. Given this uncertainty, and the fact that the seasonal influenza (flu) virus is also widespread, we are taking proactive steps to address a number of business concerns. First and foremost, we want to maintain a safe workplace and encourage and/or adopt practices protecting the health of employees, students, visitors or others. We also want to ensure the continuity of business operations in the event of a pandemic. 

We ask all employees to cooperate in taking steps to reduce the transmission of communicable diseases in the workplace. Employees are reminded of the following:

  • Stay home when you are sick. 
  • Wash your hands frequently with warm, soapy water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Cover your mouth with tissues whenever you sneeze, and discard used tissues in the trash
  • Avoid people who are sick with respiratory symptoms.
  • Clean frequently touched surfaces.

As an afterschool provider we take direction from our clients - the schools and districts. At this time, we have had no schools closed or scheduling closures but there are plans for potential school closures at every site. While school day classes may become virtual for students, if school is closed arc will not provide services. In this event, you will be contacted by your supervisor for alternative work assignments.

At programming, make sure to schedule breaks to have students do mandatory hand washing and call parents to pick up their children if they are sick.

Will we keep you all posted as we learn about policies and restrictions from each partner district/school.

It is critical that employees do not report to work while they are experiencing respiratory symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills or fatigue. Currently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that employees remain at home until at least 24 hours after they are free of fever (100 degrees F or 37.8 degrees C) or signs of a fever without the use of fever-reducing medications. Many times, with the best of intentions, employees report to work even though they feel ill. We provide paid sick time and other benefits to compensate employees who are unable to work due to illness. Employees who report to work ill will be sent home in accordance with these health guidelines.  

Please contact the human resources department at HRTeam@arc-experience.com with any questions or concerns.

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