COVID-19 Staff Updates
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) requires certain employers to provide employees with paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. The Department of Labor’s (DOL) Wage and Hour Division (WHD) administers and enforces the new law’s paid leave requirements. The Act requires employers to provide this information to employees by the effective date of April 1, 2020. The provisions apply through December 31, 2020.
In our efforts to provide printing services for essential needs during this time of school closures and reduced staffing, the SBCSS Print Shop will be operating on Tuesdays and Thursday, 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Print requests can be submitted using online print services at http://printshop.sbcss.k12.ca.us.
Public health officials tell us that the cleaning and disinfecting of surfaces in key environments, including the workplace, is a best practice measure for the prevention of COVID-19.
We know these have been times of uncertainty and anxiety as citizens across our country are being asked to change their daily personal and work lives in order to prevent further spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).
First, thank you for your dedicated service to SBCSS during this national crisis. Our SBCSS team members have been amazing during a fluid, ever-changing and uncertain time in our history. As a reminder, the protocols for responding to the COVID-19 are directed through a county approach.
Thank you to all of our San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools’ team members for your ongoing commitment to our students, families and client school districts. We understand the COVID-19 health emergency continues to create uncertainly for staff, students and families.
As you are well aware, the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is creating anxiety and concern in our communities. In the interest of the health and safety of students, a number of San Bernardino County school districts made the decision to close school today, in efforts to minimize the impact of the virus on students and families.
Update Q&A 3/13/20
In speaking to SBCSS labor representatives today, the following questions have come from the field:
As you are well aware, the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is creating anxiety and concern in our communities. In the interest of the health and safety of students, a number of San Bernardino County school districts made the decision to close school today, in efforts to minimize the impact of the virus on students and families
Update FAQ 3/13/20
Within the past hour, SBCSS has become aware that some school districts within San Bernardino County are closing and/or dismissing students. Currently, SBCSS is gathering additional information and plans to address. More information will be provided when available.
The SBCSS continues to monitor the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. The San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools is monitoring the COVID-19 updates. This situation is very FLUID with updates and changes coming quickly. The SBCSS is monitoring the California Department of Public Health website for guidance and collaborating with San Bernardino County Department of Public Health.