COVID-19 Guidance

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As we continue to navigate COVID-19 together, please know that your LC State HR Office is actively monitoring and assessing the situation and potential impacts on our LC community.  We urge you to track the latest developments on the LC State Novel Coronavirus web page. First and foremost, the health and well-being of the LC community remains our highest priority, and we will continue to act thoughtfully as we respond to COVID-19.

We know that decisions during this critical time will affect the lives of our faculty, staff and students.  We understand that the steps being taken to protect the health of our community may involve significant inconvenience and personal sacrifice. We are confident that everyone in the LC community will pull together with kindness, care and concern.

The primary method for communication with faculty and staff about this ongoing situation will be through email. Please continue to check your LCSC email, monitor the LCSC Novel Coronavirus Updates web page, and contact the HR Office if you have HR-related questions.  For additional questions, please email [email protected].

FMLA AND ADA CONSIDERATIONS

Agencies and employees should consult with their HR and legal counsel to determine if the FMLA or ADA applies when addressing concerns related to COVID-19.

Employees with a qualifying health condition under the ADA should consult with their supervisor and HR representative to discuss accommodation options

ADDITIONAL EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

For employees experiencing heightened anxiety, the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) has staff on hand to assist employees during this time. The EAP may be reached at 877-427-2327 or via the EAP website.    Guidance Resources is Idaho’s online EAP platform that provides access to timely, expert information on thousands of topics, including the coronavirus.  Use ID:  SOIEAP and type coronavirus in the search bar.

Compliance with Federal Coverage Requirements

  • COVID-19 testing covered at 100% for all plans.
  • COVID-19 office visit, telemedicine, ER, doctors visit and urgent care visits are covered at 100%.
  • COVID-19 related tele-visits, office visits by phone or video call, will be covered at 100%.
  • These mandates apply to coverage for testing and diagnosis of COVID-19, not treatment.

Telehealth with MDLive

  • All MDLive copays and coinsurance will be waived for enrolled members for the remainder of the plan year for any health condition.

Telehealth is an option to address non-emergent healthcare needs without physically visiting a doctor’s office. Go to the OGI homepage for instructions on how to download the MDLive app on your mobile device or computer to get started.

Tele-Visits

COVID-19 related tele-visits, office visits by phone or video call, will be a covered service for all plan types for the remainder of the plan year. Non-COVID-related visits are subject to copay and coinsurance.

LC State is committed to diversity and equity.  LCSC will not tolerate discriminatory remarks or behavior toward any member of our community.  Should you experience or witness discrimination or harassment based on race, color, or national or ethnic origin, please report concerns to the Office of Equity, Inclusion and Compliance.