Covid-19 Employee Travel and Work Policies

Travel and Work Policies

In an effort to protect you, our greatest asset, and keep our workplace healthy, the County has issued revisions to the COVID-19 Travel and Work Policies - Revised. These changes reflect expanded travel guidelines as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and includes additional restrictions on business travel. If you have questions contact your supervisor or Personnel Services at 904.209.0635, option 0.

You are encouraged to utilize the following informational tools for more information:

Adopted: March 11, 2020
Revised: March 16, 2020

St. Johns County COVID-19 Travel and Work Policies

  • St. Johns County employees who have been diagnosed by a medical professional with COVID-19 shall not return to the workplace until cleared by Florida Department of Health.
  • St. Johns County employees exhibiting symptoms associated with Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) shall seek medical care and refrain from entering the workplace until the symptoms have subsided.
  • St. Johns County employees who have visited any country outside of the United States or have taken a cruise are required to self-isolate and refrain from entering the workplace for 14 days from the date of return to the United States.
  • St. Johns County employees are required to self-isolate and refrain from entering the workplace for 14 days from the last date of exposure to someone who has been identified as a presumptive or confirmed Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) patient. Fire Rescue personnel exposed while performing emergency response and/or patient care will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis in accordance with Centers for Disease Control (CDC) exposure criteria when utilizing recommended Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
  • St. Johns County employees required to self-isolate are required to use accrued leave unless preempted by the State or Federal Laws.
  • Business travel to locations with confirmed cases of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) is restricted, including cities and counties within Florida and all other states. All other travel for County business should be limited, unless authorized by the County Administrator.

As the details and developments related to Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) are rapidly and continually evolving, all components of this policy are subject to change in order to reflect current circumstances and CDC and Florida Department of Health guidelines.