The employees of the Inglewood library have been ordered to return to work Monday, May 18, by the City Managers office. They have been told that no paid sick leave will be approved and that they must be on site and are no longer allowed to work from home. They have been told they must return even if their immune systems are compromised or they are in an at risk group where a doctor has told them not to return yet. No sick leave will be approved even with a doctor’s note? Isn’t this illegal? This information seems contradictory of the information we are getting from the Governor of California regarding the county of Los Angeles. Nobody can work from home? Really?
Many librarians have been helping their cities remotely by telephoning people and educating them about best procedures and practices. They do not have to physically be on site for this. The Inglewood librarians have had no reassurances that their work stations have been cleaned and properly sanitized or that proper arrangement for social distancing practices have been put into place especially since they are planning curbside services. When books are returned there has been no stated plan for quarantining and sanitizing the returned items. In addition the roof of the library has been in serious disrepair for over a year. Has it been repaired? The employees need to be informed that it has been for their safety and health.
Since you report and publish news of what is happening in Inglewood this is an issue that you might want to investigate for the health of the Inglewood city employees.
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