COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Updates & Resources for City Employees

LATEST STATUS Updates for Employees

  • Human Resources will accept at-home test results to verify a positive COVID-19 diagnosis. Additionally, as long as certain criteria are met, confirmatory testing is not required for an employee to return to work after quarantining due to a positive COVID diagnosis. Learn more about the City's latest testing and quarantine protocols (PDF).
  • Masks are optional for City of Durham employees. Employees may continue wearing masks if they choose to do so, for health or other personal reasons. For more details, please review the Temporary Employee Wellness policy (PDF).
  • To be eligible for weekly prize drawings, Earned Preventive Care Time, and wellness credit points, employees should verify their vaccination and/or booster status in CoVerified (PDF).

This Week'S COVID-19 Data: City of Durham Employees

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1178 total positive COVID-19 cases at the City since March 2020 as of November 21, 2022.
8 new positive COVID-19 cases at the City in November as of November 21, 2022.
12 total employee quarantines at the City in November as of November 21, 2022.
85% of City of Durham employees are confirmed and verified as fully vaccinated as of November 21

CoVerified: COVID-19 Management Platform

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CoVerified is the City of Durham's COVID-19 management platform.

All City employees should register with CoVerified using the instructions detailed below.

  1. What Does CoVerified Do?
  2. LOGIN & REGISTRATION

Should I use CoVerified to report...

Symptoms/Illness?

No. At this time, employees should continue to contact HR Connect if they are feeling unwell or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19.

Testing?

No. At this time, employees should continue to contact HR Connect if they or someone in their household has been tested for COVID-19, even if the person receiving the test is asymptomatic.

Test Results?

Yes. Test results should be uploaded to CoVerified.

Vaccination or Booster?

Yes. You can also log into your CoVerified account to confirm whether or not Human Resources has verified your vaccination/booster.

Overview of Guidance for City Employees

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Illness
Employees should stay at home and notify their supervisor and HR Connect if they are feeling ill. Read more about illness protocols (PDF).

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Testing Notification 
City employees are required to notify HR Connect if they or someone in their household has been tested for COVID-19, for any reason and regardless of symptoms. At-home tests will be accepted to verify a positive diagnosis, but a photo of the results and test key will be required. Read more about at-home testing protocols (PDF).

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Exposure Notification
Employees must also notify HR Connect if they have had a close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.

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Quarantining & Medical Clearance
All employees who have tested positive for COVID-19 must quarantine for at least five days. Confirmatory testing is not required for an employee to return to work as long as certain criteria are met. Read more about quarantine protocols (PDF).

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Taking Leave 
All employees hired before May 1, 2020 have been granted 5 weeks of COVID leave. Relaxed sick leave is an additional option for eligible employees managing certain COVID-19 related issues. Otherwise, normal leave request procedures should be followed at this time. Read more about leave options (PDF).

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Masks/Face Coverings
Masks are not required for City employees, but employees may choose to wear a mask for health or other personal reasons. Read more about masking guidance (PDF).

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Severe Weather & Related Emergencies
In the event of severe weather or similar emergencies, employees not considered emergency personnel should work remotely if they are able to do so. Read more about our severe weather policy (PDF).


Temporary HR Policies

  1. Current Policies
  2. Expired Policies
Policy Name
Effective Date
Last Updated
Expiration Date
March 13, 2020
March 25, 2021
In effect until further notice