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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CoVerified: COVID-19 Management Platform
CoVerified is the City of Durham's COVID-19 management platform.
All City employees should register with CoVerified using the instructions detailed below.
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).
Exposure Notification Employees must also notify HR Connect if they have had a close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.
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).
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).