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Return To Work & Staying Healthy

For City of Worcester Employees Only

What Employees Need to Know

The Governor issued plans for a 4 phased opening of Massachusetts. It is designed to be a balance between re-starting the economy while mitigating infection and keeping people safe and healthy. The City will be following with the Governor’s plan for re-opening Worcester.

Our new normal will not look like it did prior to COVID 19 and going back to work will not look the same either. Life and work as we know it has changed for the foreseeable future but it also presents opportunity to create new and more efficient ways of doing business

Guidelines for Returning to Work

As the City starts the re-opening of government to the public and employees return to the work site, we must still be vigilant in protecting each other from infection. The following guidelines will help ensure the health and safety of employees and the public and must be followed at all times.


Mandatory Self-Directed Training for Employees Returning to the Worksite

The purpose of this mandatory self-directed training is to ensure the health and safety of every employee while returning to City worksites and re-opening government to the public.

You will be required to self-certify that you have viewed the following:


Daily Check-In Health Screening

In addition you will be required to answer a health questionnaire and self-certify that you are healthy enough daily before entering a municipal building.

  1. Only an employee entering a municipal building is required to complete the screening application before they enter the building. If they are working remotely, they are not required to submit the health screening application.
    • An employee can use any email to register and submit the application.
    • The email or print out must be presented at the security area identified in the rear of the building to verify completion
  2. If an employee answers "Yes" on one of the questions, staff in the HR Department will be automatically notified. We ask of that employee to stay home.
    • HR will reach out directly to that staff for further follow-up.



If you have any questions please call your Safety & Training Officer:

DPW & Parks
John Slevin
508-929-1300 Ext 4120
City Departments
Amyn Sopariwalla
508-799-1030 Ext 31137
Or Contact the Human Resources Offices
508-799-1030 Ext 31131


The City through its Telework Policy is providing eligible City employees with a more flexible workplace and the opportunity to work remotely. This option is available to employees within certain departments that can maintain official City business operations while the employee is working from an alternate work location.


Parking Policy For Use of Worcester City Hall Parking Garage

The purpose of this policy is to ensure that City Hall is easily accessible to residents and visitors who are conducting business with City Departments during regular business hours (8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.).


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