Q: What if a co-worker comes to work with flu symptoms?
A: Supervisors must send employees home from work if they show flulike symptoms. They should not return until they are free of a fever (100ºF) or signs of a fever without the use of fever-reducing medications for 24 hours.
Q: If a member of my family has the flu can I stay home to care for them?
A: If a family member or others living in your household (including you) have the flu, you should stay at home to care for them.
Q: What are my options if I get the flu and do not have a sick leave balance?
A (for employees who earn paid leave): If you or a member of your household has the flu and you do not have any accrued sick leave, you can use annual leave. If you do not have any paid leave, you are placed on unpaid leave.
Q: Do I need a note from my doctor for a flu-related absence?
A: While leave policies might require a physician’s statement for such absences or to return to work from such absences, they will not typically be required for flu-related absences.
Q: If I need to stay home for a flu-related reason, can I work from home?
A: Supervisors can allow limited alternate work arrangements in response to a flu outbreak. Such arrangements must document the location of work, work expectations and timeframes.
Q: What should I do if the campus is closed in response to the flu?
A: In the event of a campus closure, employees will be notified of their specific work status, what to expect and how to get up-to-date information.