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Co-worker knowingly came to work with symptoms
Old 12-15-2020, 02:42 PM
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A colleague (let's call her X) was at work last week and complaining to a few other staff members, including the principal, of her headache, stomachache, earache, and that she is taking tylenol because she didn't feel good. We have been instructed by the superintendent to stay home when we have any symptoms from the Covid list which includes stomachache and headache.

When my other colleague overheard her saying this to the principal, she interjected and said, "X, go home. You don't need to be a hero. You need to go home and rest." X said that she took Tylenol so she will be ok and the principal did not send the staff member home. My other colleague was then upset so she told the superintendent that someone at work has symptoms and that our principal did not send this staff member home. The superintendent left it up to the nurse to decide if X should go home and it was determined she didn't need to (not sure why).

On top of that, the principal was upset that my colleague went to the superintendent about it instead of talking to her and accused her of spreading misinformation.

Well, we found out today that X tested positive for Covid and that her immediate family member tested positive two days ago. I am so disgusted that she willingly came to work sick for 3 entire days (Wed/ Th/ Fri) knowing that she had symptoms and that no one sent her home. She is a learning coach and wouldn't even require a sub.

Now, the administration is asking who she had close contact with and she doesn't even name all the students and staff that she was with for 15 minutes or more and administration is trusting her report. This is a rediculous mess that is being handled so poorly. She should have been told to go home on Wednesday last week when she had symptoms but instead she had close contact with several students and staff and they aren't even being reported.

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