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Attachment A— Revised May 5, 2020 <br /> � os Cry, <br /> Mason County Pandemic and Public <br /> Health Emergency Response and <br /> f <br /> Recovery for County Employees <br /> Policies and Procedures <br /> I. PURPOSE: <br /> The purpose of this policy is to provide guidance and establish procedures in the <br /> event a pandemic illness or public health emergency is expected to occur, or <br /> currently is taking place, which may affect the operations of Mason County and/or <br /> pose a risk to the health or safety of staff and the community at large. <br /> The provisions within this policy provide additional benefits beyond those which are <br /> prescribed by current Mason County Policy, current Collective Bargaining <br /> Agreements, Washington State and Federal Law. The provisions within this policy <br /> do not create or permit any adverse employment actions beyond those which are <br /> prescribed by current Mason County Policy, current Collective Bargaining <br /> Agreements, Washington State and Federal Laws. Furthermore, these Policies and <br /> Procedures are only in effect until the Declaration of Emergency ends. No actions <br /> available in this Policy will survive the end date of the Declaration of Emergency. <br /> II. SCOPE: <br /> This policy applies to all Mason County Departments, Elected Offices and <br /> employees. <br /> III. DEFINITIONS: <br /> A. Closure Pay: Payment of regular wages and benefits during closure of the <br /> County or other County facilities in the event of a pandemic, outbreak, or <br /> proclamation of a public health emergency. Equivalent to "Paid Administrative <br /> Leave": Regular pay without impact to accrued leave banks. <br /> B. Extra Duty Pay: Payment of regular wages and benefits during a closure of <br /> the County or other County facilities in the event of a pandemic, outbreak or <br /> proclamation of a public health emergency equivalent to a 5% increase in <br /> regular wages for FLSA-exempt and FLSA non-exempt employees who are <br /> called to perform "Essential" work during a closure of the County. <br /> C. Pandemic Pay: Payment of wages if an employee is eligible under criteria <br /> defined in Section VI-D a, b, c, below. <br /> D. Pandemic Care Pay: Payment of wages if an employee is eligible under <br /> criteria defined in Section VI-D d, e, below. <br /> E. Outbreak: a widespread occurrence of an infectious disease in a community <br /> at a particular time with a hospitalization and/or mortality rate significantly <br /> higher than the common flu. <br /> F. Pandemic: a disease that is prevalent over a region, country, or the world. <br /> Page 1 of 5 <br />