Human Resources answers your frequently asked questions and addresses new policies and guidelines implemented in response to COVID-19.
Return-to-Work Guidance for Managers and Staff
Guide for Managers:
Revised as of 2/10/2023
Employees who test positive for COVID-19 or have COVID-19 symptoms:
Should not come to work, and should leave work if already there
Must notify their supervisor and register with Employee Health Services (EHS) via REDCap (EHS will direct the employee where to go for testing, if necessary)
Should remain out of work for five calendar days from symptom onset or from a positive test, whichever date is earlier (these employees can work from home if authorized to do so and if their symptoms permit)
Are expected to return to work after five days with clearance from EHS or a designee; a negative test result is not required to return
Employees who have been exposed to COVID-19 but are asymptomatic:
Should continue to work onsite
Should not register in REDCap
Should be tested no sooner than two days after exposure and again five days after exposure
May be tested at any Mount Sinai or non-Mount Sinai site that is convenient, or by an at-home rapid test; however, if you test positive using an at-home rapid test, please get a confirmatory PCR test and isolate while you await those results.
If you have any questions about this policy, please contact your local EHS office.
Work From Home Guidance
Mount Sinai’s temporary remote work policy explained along with reference guide to better support staff accessing email, work stations and programs remotely.
- Work From Home Guidance (PDF)
- Remote Access Reference Guide (PDF)
Revised as of 2/8/23
2023 Update on PTO Carry-Over Policy
For calendar year 2023, the PTO/overdraft carryover returns to the standard five-day maximum, consistent with the Health System’s PTO Policy.
- Any remaining unused carry-over days will not be paid out.
- For union employees, Vacation/PTO carryover will be governed by their respective union contracts.
PTO policies can be found on PolicyTech as follows:
Imagine Early Learning Center
This daycare center is opening its doors for children ages 3 months to 5 years old. If you are interested in being considered for a spot, please complete the enrollment packet. The commitment will be for one week at a time. They will be accepting on an as-needed basis and priority is based on health system needs. For questions please contact Caryn Tiger or Shema Patel.
Helps match parents in need of childcare with nearby quality in-home programs. Please click here for more information: www.wonderschool.com.
Calm through Tutoring for Your Children
To help Mount Sinai parents, in partnership with the Mount Sinai Parenting Center, the Child Behavioral Health and Science Center, and a team of trained Goldman Sachs volunteer tutors, Mount Sinai Calm is offering the following services to your school children ages 5 to 17 for one hour per week via Zoom:
Please email email@example.com to learn more.