Overview

This section brings together the latest resources and information for the Getty community on COVID-19, including testing, return to work guidance following exposure or contracting the virus, safety precautions at our site and vaccines.

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

 

Vaccine Resources

County Information - Most counties have a vaccine information page on their health department’s web site, which may include the timetable and eligibility for receiving the vaccine. Here are the four counties around Los Angeles:

UCLA Health COVID-19 Vaccine Information Hub has a robust amount of information about the vaccines and vaccine rollout.

TranslateCOVID.org is maintained by UCLA’s Institute of American Cultures, Fielding School of Public Health and the Asian American Studies Center and is being updated to feature information about the vaccines

Your Healthcare Provider - Many healthcare providers are reaching out to their patients when they become eligible for the vaccine. Be sure your contact information is correct with your healthcare provider.

Carbon Health – "a tech-enabled healthcare provider" has a resource page where you can find more information, including checking eligibility, signing up for notifications and booking vaccine appointments.

A group of California citizens has put together, voluntarily, VaccinateCA website, by calling hospitals and pharmacies to add to their list of vaccine availability.

 

Required Notice for Exposure to COVID (AB 685)

California passed AB685 which requires employers to notify employees at the work site if there is a positive case of someone who has been working on site. Getty has been – and will continue to – immediately notify anyone who was in close contact – as defined by the CDC – with anyone who has symptoms and/or tests positive.

 

Your Safety while at Getty

While on Site

  1. Cloth masks that do not have air valves will be required of everyone on site. Staff may wear their own personal face coverings if they prefer, but the face covering must fully cover both the mouth and nose at all times. Getty will issue two cloth face masks to employees who do not bring personal masks, which they will be responsible for washing and re-using.

    Those visiting the site occasionally should also wear a face covering. If one is needed, they may obtain one at Central Security (Center) or Lower Level Security Desk (Villa).

  2. No visiting, standing or meeting in one another’s offices. All meetings will be virtual (e.g. Zoom) or conference call.
  3. Maintain at least 6 feet (2 meters) distance from others as common practice.
  4. Pantries may only be used if that is the location of the copier. No use of coffee makers, refrigerators, dishwashing/dishwashers, microwaves will be allowed. If necessary for copying purposes, only one person in the pantry/copy space at a time. Any silverware, cups, or dishes must either be disposable or brought from home as no dishes should be left in the sink and dishwasher use will be prohibited. Sinks may be used for handwashing only.
  5. Stairwells and elevators have posted occupancy and social distance requirements that everyone must follow.
  6. No congregating.
  7. Be mindful of social distancing when using restrooms.

Keeping Yourself and Others Safe

  1. 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.
  2. Everyone must wash their hands with soap and water, for at least 20 seconds, every 30 minutes. (In accord with the City of Los Angeles requirement.) If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
    • CDC guidelines for washing hands indicates, "The temperature of the water does not appear to affect microbe removal; however, warmer water may cause more skin irritation."
  3. Avoid touching surfaces touched by others when feasible. When not, wash hands or use hand sanitizer immediately after and avoid touching your face until you are able to clean your hands.
  4. Avoid sharing tools, workstations, microscopes, carts, pens and pencils, etc. If that is not possible, carefully clean the item before and after using it with appropriate cleaning supplies.
  5. If an essential work function requires staff to be within six feet of each other for more than 10 minutes, N-95 or KN-95 masks are required (e.g. preparators, installers, etc.).
  6. If you must cough or sneeze, do so into a tissue and immediately discard and wash your hands.

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 increase the cleaning of 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.
  3. Programs and departments may stagger work days and schedules/shifts, and continue to work from home as much as possible, in order to reduce the amount of staff onsite and in work areas.
  4. Hand sanitizer stations are placed throughout the site where hand washing with soap and water is not available.
 

Return to Work

When an Employee is Ill; Suspected/Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 in the Workplace or at Home

These guidelines are updated effective October 22, 2020 based on information gathered from health-related resources, such as the CDC and LA County Public Health Department. Effective October 21, 2020, the CDC revised their guidance related to their definition of “Close Contact.” These guidelines reflect the most recent guidance issued by the CDC and are subject to change based on operational requirements, state or local requirements and/or health department/CDC recommendations.

Circumstances Return to Work When Notifications
Individual tests positive for COVID-19 and has symptoms
  • At least 10 days have passed since your symptomsstarted; and
  • You do not have a fever for at least 24 hourswithout taking fever reducing medications; and
  • Your symptoms have improved
In consultation with the Director or Associate Director of Human Resources, begin the process of notifying the employees who were in close contact with the affected employee. Let the employees know that someone they were in close contact with has tested positive or is displaying symptoms of COVID-19. It is important to maintain the privacy of the infected individual. Unless that person has shared the information themselves, do NOT reveal the identity of the employee.
Individual tests positive for COVID-19 and does not have symptoms
  • At least 10 days have passed since your positive test
In consultation with the Director or Associate Director of Human Resources, begin the process of notifying the employees who were in close contact with the affected employee. Let the employees know that someone they were in close contact with has tested positive or is displaying symptoms of COVID-19. It is important to maintain the privacy of the infected individual. Unless that person has shared the information themselves, do NOT reveal the identity of the employee.
Individual is displaying symptoms of COVID-19 but has not had a test
  • At least 10 days have passed since your symptoms started; and
  • You do not have a fever for at least 24 hourswithout taking fever reducing medications; and
  • Your symptoms have improved
In consultation with the Director or Associate Director of Human Resources, begin the process of notifying the employees who were in close contact with the affected employee. Let the employees know that someone they were in close contact with has tested positive or is displaying symptoms of COVID-19. It is important to maintain the privacy of the infected individual. Unless that person has shared the information themselves, do NOT reveal the identity of the employee.
Individual has been in close contact with someone who has symptoms and/or tested positive for COVID-19
  • At least 14 days have passed since your last contactwith the individual
  • If you develop symptoms or test positive during the14 day quarantine, follow the return to workguidelines noted above
In consultation with the Director or Associate Director of Human Resources, begin the process of notifying the employees who were in close contact with the exposed employee. Let the employees know that someone they were in close contact with was exposed to someone with COVID-19. It is important to maintain the privacy of that individual. It is not necessary for these individuals to quarantine unless they begin exhibiting symptoms or test positive themselves.

Close contact is defined as being within 6 feet of someone for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period starting from 2 days before illness onset (or, for asymptomatic individuals, 2 days prior to test specimen collection) irrespective of face coverings.