This section provides information specific to safety and pay guidelines due to COVID-19, including Getty’s cleaning protocols, the relevant Infectious Disease Safety Plan and a Fact Sheet regarding family care and medical leave.

Current and regularly-updated information is available on the Coronavirus page on Getty’s intranet site, GO. You will find detailed information regarding the use of sick time for COVID-related illness and absences, when you may return to the worksite following COVID illness or exposure, and FAQs regarding other protocols in place.

If you have questions that are not addressed here, please email them to hr@getty.edu


Required Notice for Exposure to COVID (AB 685)

California Assembly Bill 685 (AB685) requires employers to notify employees at the work site if there is a positive case of someone who has been working on site. Employees receive an emailed “COVID-19 Notification” if you were in the same area on site at the same time as a person who tested positive for COVID-19. We use our badging/access system to help determine whether you might have been in the same area, using a broad definition of “area.” Receiving a “COVID-19 Notification” email does not necessarily mean you have been exposed or were in close contact with the individual who tested positive. If you were in close contact, you would be contacted directly, typically via telephone, as soon as we learn of your exposure.


Keeping Yourself and Others Safe

  1. Safety requirements, including masking, are included in the FAQs posted on GO.
  2. If you observe anyone not following established safety protocols, you can notify your department head or head administrator, or a Security Manager. You can also report your concerns anonymously via this link.

Cleaning at our Sites

  1. We have maintained a full complement of custodial staff, who:
    • have been using enhanced cleaning measures to disinfect all areas;
    • are continuing to clean all frequently touched areas such as door handles, elevator buttons, and handrails, as well as all common areas such as restrooms, and pantries.
  2. Getty has put in place an enhanced infection control plan per Cal/OSHA standards.

Return to the Worksite

Return to Work Charts relative to when staff may return to onsite work are regularly updated, based on information gathered from health-related resources, such as the California Department of Public Health, LA County Public Health Department, Cal/OSHA and CDC. The latest chart is posted on GO under the Caronavirus link on the main page.