Sunday, March 15, 2020

Dear Colleagues

This is to notify you that effective tomorrow, March 16, 2020, all Assessor buildings will be closed to the public. In following the guidelines from the Governor’s press conference this afternoon, we are directing all Assessor employees over the age of 65 or any employee with an underlying health condition to please self-isolate at home and not report to work. Please notify your supervisor if you will not report to work due to these circumstances, or as previously recorded, due to a sickness or inability to secure child or elder care. Further instructions will be disseminated through your chain of command for modified work duties due to COVID-19 related absences and the closure of our buildings to the public.

Please be aware that, under State law, all County employees are now considered disaster service workers under the emergency proclamation now in effect in Los Angeles County.  We will continue to provide updates as they are received. The Assessor wants to thank each of you in advance for the large role you will be asked to play in the days and weeks ahead as we confront this public health crisis together.

 

Saturday, March 14, 2020

In light of recent COVID-19 developments impacting our communities, and in response to recommendations made by the County’s Department of Public Health, the Assessor’s Office would like to reiterate its commitment to the health and safety of all employees, including that of your loved ones.

For the latest on what our office is doing to support you while serving the public, visit Assessor Update on COVID-19.  Additionally, please keep the following in mind:

COVID-19-RELATED ABSENCE

We understand if you find it necessary to stay home to care for yourself or a member of your family – whether it’s due to illness or to issues with accessing child or elder care. We want to assure you we are doing all that we can to support you and your families, while at the same time planning for the continued operation of the Office. To that end, please contact your supervisor if you find it necessary to stay home due to illness or challenges with accessing care for your loved one.

  • If you are experiencing fever or flu-like symptoms:
    1. Stay home (even if your symptoms are mild).
    2. Contact your medical provider- remember that one of the important features of County health plans is Tele-medicine services. This can allow a doctor visit over a smartphone, tablet or computer, reducing the number of trips into medical facilities.
    3. Notify your supervisor of your need to stay home.
  • If you are unable to secure child/elder care:
    1. Stay home.
    2. Notify your supervisor of your need to stay home.

Those unable to report to work must make use of benefit time (i.e., sick, vacation, compensatory time, etc.). We will inform you if any additional resources become available. If your benefit time is fully depleted, the Assessor’s Office will review your situation on a case-by-case basis, to ensure that all employees have the support they need to overcome these challenges.

WORKPLACE HEALTH & CONTINUITY OF OPERATIONS

We are continuing to evaluate and revise our Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) in response to the evolving COVID-19 situation impacting all employees and members of the general public. As changes occur, we will communicate them to you.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

For additional information, please follow any of the following links: