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Frequently asked questions

 

 

I am in a vulnerable group (e.g., suppressed immune system, pregnant, diabetes) but am supposed to work on campus. What should I do?

Anyone who believes they are unable to work on campus for reasons related to a protected ground under the Alberta Human Rights Act should complete and submit a workplace accommodation form as soon as possible. The accommodation process has not changed. If you have questions about the process or timeline, speak with Heidi Peterson, Wellness at Work business partner.

 

Who should I tell if I know someone working on campus has been exposed to or has COVID-19?

This is confidential and private medical information that should not be shared except between an employee and their supervisor.

Find out what to do in different situations.

 

Are there any guidelines for working remotely outside of Alberta?

Employees working off campus are advised to remain in Alberta. Employment at Mount Royal is conditional on Alberta residency. There are many implications to working out of the province, including Workers’ Compensation Board coverage, Sun Life benefits, healthcare issues across jurisdictions and compliance with evolving public health mandates, to name a few.

  

How does the pandemic impact member health benefits, including sick-time and disability for people facing mandatory isolation?

As with any other illness, benefits are there to be accessed when you are unwell. This has not changed as a result of COVID-19.

 

What kind of sick leave do I report if I develop COVID-19 symptoms?

If you are ill, you can access sick leave without a doctor’s note but need to complete this self-isolation report form. Managers will ensure time is coded appropriately according to the applicable Collective Agreement or Terms and Conditions of your employment. If you do not have short-term disability leave available and must self-isolate, discuss the circumstances with your manager.

 

If I am diagnosed with COVID-19, what should I do?

Complete this self-isolation report form, and contact Wellness at Work (formerly Ability Management) in Human Resources at wellnessatwork@mtroyal.ca. Follow Alberta Health Services’ directions.

 

If I am healthy but am told to self-isolate, how do I record my time?

If you and your manager determine you can work from home during the self-isolation period, there will be no impact to pay or benefits during this time and time should be recorded as usual.

If you are doing a critical function that must be done from campus, then tell your manager as soon as possible and complete this self-isolation report form. Managers will ensure time is appropriately coded as appropriately according to the applicable Collective Agreement or Terms and Conditions of your employment. If you do not have short-term disability leave available and must self-isolate, discuss the circumstances with your manager.

  

Where do I get more information on Furlough Leave and unpaid leaves of absence?

Please go here for more information.

 

What resources are available to support employees?

Please review these tips from Homewood Health on being productive while working from home. Also visit the Wellness at Work page on our website for other helpful information from Homewood Health, including tips on self-isolation and managing anxiety related to COVID-19. There are also supports from Mount Royal’s Employee and Family Assistance Program.

 

COVID-19 resources

 

Vaccine Information

 

General COVID-19 information

 

Parenting during COVID-19

 

Family members in long-term care

 

Stress and COVID-19

 

Anxiety and depression

 

Productivity and motivation

 

Other resources during COVID-19