Employee Coronavirus News

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What Employees Need to Know About the Coronavirus

Refer to the FAQs below to stay informed about the policies and procedures regarding the impact of COVID-19 on MCG workers. As this is a rapidly evolving situation, guidance and policies may change without notice.

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Mandatory Employee COVID-19 Testing Program 

Note: The information below regarding the Mandatory Employee COVID-19 Testing Program does not apply to the following groups: Judicial branch employees, FRS, DOCR, contractors, volunteers (including board members), interns, and participating agency employees. 

As an additional effort to maintain safe and healthy work environments, Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich announced on August 4, 2021, the intention to establish a mandatory testing program for all Montgomery County Government employees who are not vaccinated. To opt out of participating in the mandatory program, employees can upload proof of full vaccination to the  Employee COVID-19 Vaccination Status Disclosure System.

Employees who do not provide proof of full vaccination are required to participate in the Mandatory Employee COVID-19 Testing Program. For further information about this program, review the document, Mandatory Employee COVID-19 Testing Program FAQs.

For the latest data on how many employees have reported their vaccination status, visit MCG Employee Vaccination information

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Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
DHHS, Public Health - Communicable Disease and Epidemiology Office

Note: Call volume is high despite an increase in staffing to cover the lines; you may need to leave a voicemail for a return call.
Centers for Disease Control

Note: This is not intended to be a general COVID-19 information line. MC311 has basic information. Disease Control is intended for specific infectious disease reporting and assessment.
OHR Telework
Employees: Apply Online
Contactors:  Situational Telework Application
Telework Guidance During COVID-19
Note: Contact the IT Help Desk for technology assistance: 240-777-2828.
Reporting COVID-19 related Illness/Exposure:

COVID-19 POCs must fill out an online OMS COVID-19 Department Report every time an employee in their department:

  • Has been exposed to an individual who has tested positive with COVID-19
  • Has been quarantined by a Medical Provider
  • Has been tested for COVID-19 and is awaiting results
  • Has tested positive for COVID-19

COVID-19 POCs must use the online COVID-19 Department Reporting Application and attach all supporting documentation (if received) within 24 hours of notification/exposure. Please note that fillable form will no longer be accepted however previously reported cases using the fillable form do not need to be resubmitted via the new system.

MCtime Event-related Timekeeping Guidance
COVID-19 Closures and Service Modifications in Montgomery County
Need Proof of Essential Employee Status?
Fill out the  COVID-19 Travel and Child Care Form for Employees and have your supervisor sign it.