Central Staff Re-Entry Plan

Central Staff Reconnect

Phase I: June 22 - July 2 

Employees may opt in to report to the worksite based on employee’s preference. 

Phase II: July 6 - July 31 

Employees are expected to report physically to the worksite with additional safeguards utilizing rotating schedules as appropriate. 

Phase III: August 3 

May include a return to normal operations, with all employees back to their work locations. Or it may be a continuation of Phase II measures. A final determination will be made based on current Dallas County Health/COVID-19 information.

General Guidelines

Building Hours 

  • 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM (business hours), Mondays through Thursday.

  • Central Administration is closed on Fridays during the months of June and July.

  • Staff must utilize the main entrance upon initial building entry, stop at the receptionist desk and undergo a daily temperature check. Employees will NOT need to be re-screened to re-enter the building.

  • Staff must also answer daily screening questions.

  • The building, offices, and common spaces will undergo cleaning at the end of each day.

Work Schedule 

The summer schedule will allow for a combination of on-site and remote work. 

Supervisors may allow employees to work a schedule other than the four-day workweek if the change does not negatively affect department functions. Employees are responsible for consulting with their supervisor to determine the start and end times of their daily work schedule during the summer

Shared Areas

All staff and visitors will be required to follow established safety protocols:

  • Social distancing is required in all areas at all times.

  • Use of face masks is strongly encouraged.

Face masks will be available upon entry to the building if the employee or visitor does not

have any.

Hand sanitizer, portable hand sanitizer dispensers, spray cleaners, and disinfectant wipes will be

available in shared areas.

Doors in shared areas may need to remain open to avoid multiple persons touching the handles.

Health Check Survey
In light of COVID-19, please complete this health check survey to ensure the health safety of all individuals. Do any of the following health conditions apply to you?

o   Cough

o   Shortness of breath or Difficulty breathing

o   Chills or repeated shaking with chills

o   Muscle pain

o   Headache

o   Sore throat

o   Loss of sense of smell or taste

o   Diarrhea

o   Feeling feverish or a measured temperature greater than or equal to 100.0° Fahrenheit

o   Known close contact with a person who is lab confirmed to have COVID-19 if exposure to active confirmed case occurred within the last 14 days

o   None of the above apply to me

If you demonstrate or exhibit any of the conditions above, for the safety of all individuals, you may be asked to return home until you are symptom-free for at least 24 hours. For additional information, please contact your direct supervisor.

If you have symptoms of COVID-19, or are required to stay at home due to exposure to the virus or because of medical advice, please notify your supervisor. With proper documentation from your physician and/or the Health Department, the District may allow some flexibility and/or additional leave if the absence is due to COVID-19. 

Enhanced Cleaning

Operation Services has a high standard for cleanliness and safety and are committed to upholding those standards with our intensive cleaning process. Enhanced cleaning protocols have been put in place as a result of COVID-19 and are based on current local health and government guidelines. 

Utilization of EPA Registered chemical for disinfection, focus on proper dwell time (contact time)

of 10 minutes for proper disinfection of chemicals and increased frequency of disinfecting high

touch surfaces.

  • Doorknobs

  • Elevator buttons

  • Countertops

  • Handrails

  • Light switches

  • Restroom fixtures

  • Desks

  • Keyboards and mouse

  • Phones

Areas of enhanced focus

  • Restrooms

  • Offices

  • Elevators

  • Kitchen and/or break areas

  • Vending machines

  • Copier/printers

  • Front desk and lobby areas

  • Equipment

Suggested personal area cleaning

  • Desks

  • Computer keyboards and mouse

  • Phone

  • Remote control

  • Chair arms

  • File cabinet drawer handles

  • Personal microwaves, refrigerators and appliances including coffee machines