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Please note that: MCTS continues to limit riders to 10 per bus, fare collection and front door boarding has resumed, riders are strongly encouraged to wear masks while on board, and the MCTS Administration Building is closed to visitors. Read more here.

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Information for MCTS Employees About Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

 

Nothing is more important than the health and safety of our employees and customers. That’s why the Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) is constantly in contact with local, state, and federal officials in regards to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Click here to view our public-facing webpage with updates about COVID-19 and see below for important information specifically for employees. We stand behind you and are working hard every day to keep you safe. Thank you for the critical service you’re providing our community during these challenging times.

Current System Schedule

MCTS is currently operating on a regular schedule with some modifications. Additionally, there is no Freeway Flyer service, UBUS service, or school trippers.

 

Current Boarding and Fare Procedure 

  • A maximum of 10 passengers and one operator are allowed on a bus at any given time.
  • Effective June 1, all passengers are required to pay fare and enter through the front door. 
  • Effective June 1, Bus Operators must wear a mask if they are within 6-feet of others. This includes the following:
    • Anytime while inside the station
    • The times that a passenger is boarding and/or paying fare
    • Anytime you exit the Operator compartment while passengers are on the bus (e.g. to secure a passenger using a wheelchair or mobility device or to exit the bus while passengers are on board)
  • When the mask is not being worn, the mask must always be easily accessible so Operators can put it in on quickly when contact within 6-feet becomes possible.
  • Each MCTS employee will be provided with five (5) washable/reusable cloth masks and is expected to maintain those masks.
  • MCTS strongly recommends that all riders wear a mask or another type of cloth that covers their nose and mouth; however it is not mandatory at this time.
  • In addition to the masks that are being given to MCTS employees, Transit Security Officers also have a supply of masks and they have been tasked with handing those masks out to the public at bus stops and during ride alongs.
  • If you have any questions, please contact your Station Supervisor or Division Manager.

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Safer at Home Order

May 14th: Despite any possible changes to the State of Wisconsin's 'Safer at Home' order, please note that the City of Milwaukee’s order that was issued in March remains in effect until further notice. The 18 municipalities of Milwaukee County have also issued a joint order that is expected to last until at least May 21, 2020. All of MCTS’s current COVID-19 related policies and procedures remain in effect until further notice.

April 16th: Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers announced that he was extending Wisconsin's Safer at Home order until May 26. The Safer at Home order that went into effect on March 25 was originally set to expire on April 24. Read the full updated Safer at Home order here.

March 24th: Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers has officially enacted his ‘Safer At Home’ order, causing nonessential businesses across the state to close in order to slow the spread of coronavirus.

Critical Labor Union Functions
Essential activities include the administration of health and welfare funds and personnel checking on the well-being and safety of members providing services in Essential Business and Operations, provided the checks are done by telephone or remotely where possible.

Social Distancing Requirements
For purposes of this Order, Social Distancing Requirements includes maintaining social distancing of six (6) feet between people; washing hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds as frequently as possible or using hand sanitizer; covering coughs or sneezes (into the sleeve or elbow, not hands); regularly cleaning high-touch surfaces; not shaking hands; and following all other public health recommendations issued by DHS and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control.

Letters from Dan Boehm

June 25th: A letter from Dan Boehm, President and Managing Director:

Thank you for your commitment to keeping MCTS operating when so many other businesses were
shuttered, and employees laid off. The Governor’s ‘safer at home’ order affected businesses across the
state, but it was also very effective in raising awareness about the seriousness of COVID-19 and the
steps that are necessary to mitigate spread of the virus. As you may know that order was overturned by the State Supreme Court in mid-May and businesses have been gradually reopening ever since.

The MCTS hardship pay program was created when the ‘safer at home’ order was in full effect in
acknowledgement of the fact that not all employees had the option of staying at home. Recall that those that could telework were not eligible for the hardship bonus.

The bonus was the right thing to do for our employees when it was implemented. During the past few
months, employees have had the potential to earn up to an additional $3,000 in pay. This is good news
for the many transit workers that had planned to earn extra money during the summer festival and state fair season, which has been canceled. It also appears that the DNC event will be considerably scaled back so opportunities to earn overtime pay during that summer event will be limited as well.

The hardship bonus was one of the ways that we could reward frontline employees who worked on-site to keep transit open and our community moving. As more and more of the public are venturing out of their homes, returning to work, eating in restaurants, going to movies, barbershops, hair salons, beer gardens and entertainment destinations like the zoo it is now the right time to suspend the hardship pay program to preserve the potential for it to be reintroduced at a later time, if necessary.

MCTS will continue to provide face coverings for employees and strongly encourage that passengers
wear masks. We are also working with Milwaukee County to distribute masks on buses starting with a
pilot program mask dispenser that will be added to all buses if proven feasible. This will be our way to
help passengers who board the bus without a mask. Wearing a mask or face covering continues to be
the best way for all of us to protect each other from the virus. Dispensing masks will help those that
cannot afford a mask due to equity reasons to join in on mutual protection with the rest of us.

Please continue to be diligent about the virus and your safety at work and at home. As I have said
before, we are all in this together.

April 10th: A letter from Dan Boehm, President and Managing Director:

Thank you for your commitment to keeping MCTS operating in this time of need. We are doing what we can to protect our passengers and employees by limiting ridership on buses to 10, advising the use of masks when on transit, and stressing that trips be taken out of necessity only. Our community is grateful for these changes and our continued service.

CDC Recommendations for Transit Workers

We continue to monitor changes in emergency orders issued by State/Local governments, as well as periodic updates and modifications to recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Last week, a joint letter was issued by MCTS and ATU requesting that the CDC provide more information about the protective measures that transit systems should take for the safety of their employees. Earlier this week, new CDC guidance was issued for transit workers available here and here.

No Copays and Deductibles for COVID-19 Testing/Treatment

MCTS is self-insured for healthcare. Normally, all health services require cost sharing between employees and the Company. During this pandemic, MCTS will waive all co-pays and deductibles for you and your family when seeking medical services for COVID-19 related testing and treatment. This pandemic has been stressful for everyone. The last thing we want is for an employee who is experiencing symptoms of the virus to delay seeing a physician because of a concern for cost. Lives may be at stake and we want you to be confident that these costs will be covered.

$200 per Week Hardship Bonus

Frontline workers and employees not afforded a telework option will be eligible for a new attendance based hardship bonus of $200 per week (*Employees who are able to telework at least 75% of the time are not eligible for the bonus). The bonus will be earned for each week in which employees are in attendance and work their scheduled weekly shift. Those taking leave time during a given week will not be eligible for the bonus. This bonus will be in effect from March 15, 2020 until otherwise notified. This is one way we can reward frontline employees keeping transit open and our community moving.

More details will be available about the changes to healthcare for COVID-19 testing/treatment, and the creation of the $200 per week pay bonus in the coming days.

I wanted to share this good news with you before the weekend. Please know that we are all in this together and find some time in the days ahead to be appreciative of the good things that we all have.

- Dan Boehm, President & Managing Director

March 22nd: A letter from Dan Boehm, President and Managing Director:

Thank you for your commitment to the mission of transit. Appreciation for what YOU do runs deep. On March 20, 2020, Roundy’s (Pick ‘n Save and Metro Market stores) messaged the Milwaukee County Transportation, Public Works and Transit Committee about how essential MCTS is to them.

“Many of our associates who work at our nine City of Milwaukee store locations rely on bus service to get to work each day. With the unprecedented surge in demand, we find ourselves in the midst of a labor shortage. If cancellations occurred, it would devastate our City of Milwaukee work force at a time when the public needs our presence more than ever.”

The letter goes on to say. . .“We would greatly appreciate your support in helping our associates who rely on MCTS service. . .”

MCTS is undoubtedly helping Roundy’s to serve the community. We are also helping employees get to other essential business such as hospitals, clinics and pharmacies. At a time like this, we are all connected. I know that there are countless ways in which we are keeping Milwaukee strong.

Take the case of a nurse or Doctor that treats COVID-19 patients, who may only be at work because her child was safely left at a daycare that is staffed by a childcare professional who arrived at work using MCTS. The connections work because of you. You might not think of yourselves as heroes. . . but that is how many in our community see you.

We will successfully reduce weekday service in response to decreased demand, because MCTS and ATU are working together. Senior staff and those employees at a higher risk for complications of the virus have shifted onto the new supplemental paid leave while we keep the system running because we are all working together. Cooperation is critical at a time like this. Cooperation will make us stronger now, and in the future.

Finally, MCTS administrators have been working for weeks to order needed supplies. It is disappointing to report that our success in this area has been very limited, but we will keep working at it, and begin to communicate better with you on this topic. We also know that business closures are reducing bathroom locations too. We will also work on solutions to this problem for you. We are connected, and we are all in this together.

Thank you for the work that you do every day.

- Dan Boehm, President & Managing Director

March 20th: A letter from Dan Boehm, President and Managing Director:

It is with concern for our workforce, and a need to communicate about the seriousness of the virus that I share with you today, that an MCTS employee has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.

Yesterday, March 19, 2020, MCTS was informed that one of our employees had symptoms that were consistent with COVID-19 and that they were being tested. We contacted the Milwaukee Health Department (MHD) to inquire about whether they were aware of the status of the patient, and whether the test result had returned. MHD told MCTS that they did not yet have confirmation but that they would notify MCTS as soon as they were made aware of the patient’s test result or any other MCTS employee having tested positive for the virus.

Today, MHD informed MCTS that the patient’s test result was positive for COVID-19. MHD then asked for MCTS’s help. They had already interviewed the employee about their job and focused in on the period of time starting three (3) days prior to the onset of symptoms. MCTS helped to identify for MHD, those employees who may have been exposed based on their work, primarily consisting of those bus operators that relieved on the road following the patient. MHD is in the process of contacting employees that may have been exposed to the virus. Please be assured that MHD keeps the names of patients and potential contacts private.

In addition to helping MHD, we are also following their recommendations to keep the station facility clean, and regularly sanitize facilities and vehicles. MHD also stated that MCTS employees, especially bus operators who relieve on the road, should adopt the Centers for Disease Controls (CDC) recommendation to clean and disinfect touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe. Given the nation-wide shortage of sanitizing gels and wipes, MCTS is not currently able to provide these materials to employees but encourages operators to follow the CDC recommendations. Buses are sanitized during the evening cleaning, but bus operators need to take precautions when they relieve on the road.

MHD also stated that driver shields provide an excellent barrier for both bus operators and passengers. Passengers on a bus that was driven by a patient that tested positive are not considered by MHD to be “at risk”. MHD’s comments about the shield also provides some assurance to MCTS that there is minimal risk of exposure to the virus from passenger contact with bus operators. MCTS will continue to monitor the sick list daily for employees who are reporting symptoms of COVID-19 and rely on MHD to provide verification of patients who test positive. As you receive this letter, MCTS is planning to reduce transit services to a Saturday schedule on weekdays to limit the number of bus operators that are in service, including relieving on the road.

The safety and security of you, your family, the residents we serve and all of Milwaukee County are of the highest priority. Your continued commitment to service and patience as we deal with this global pandemic and the challenges that it is presenting to our community is commendable. Thank you for the work that you do every day.

- Dan Boehm, President & Managing Director

March 16th: A letter from Dan Boehm, President and Managing Director:

As you all know, a national emergency has been declared over the COVID-19 outbreak. It is critial we all do our part to slow the spread of COVID-19 so that hospitals and clinics have the opportunity to carefuly treat those that become infected, especially those who are at a higher risk of developing serious illness. Although this is a health emergency, it is not a time for panic. Most people who become infected are expected to recover without needing special treatment, but these same individuals may unknowingly spread the virus to those more vulnerable. Older people and anyone with serious medical conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes and lung disease are at a significant risk of becoming severely ill.

If you are in a high-risk category, or live with someone that is, please take all necessary precautions. We are taking steps to help control the spread of the virus. MCTS is encouraging the community to limit non-essential travel on MCTS buses, use an electronic fare payment (M-card or App) rather than paying cash and exit through the back door to limit the time that passengers are near to the operator compartment. In addition, passengers will be reminded that the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) advises anyone with fever, cough or shortness of breath to not go out in public, and to not take public transportation.

It is equally important that older employees, especially those with pre-existing health conditions that place them in a higher risk from COVID-19 stay home. We are also exploring telecommuting for office employees to help prevent the spread of the virus.

In other nations where COVID-19 spread widely, hospitals, clinics, pharmacies, and grocery stores are some of the only businesses allowed to remain open. The federal government is contemplating a similar 'hunkering down' for the United States. Until we know whether these conditions will apply here, we need to commit to maintaining MCTS services so that workers that keep those places running can get to their jobs. We must also keep our employees safe so that MCTS can be a solution during these challenging times. I realize that taking steps to protect our employees may mean less service on the street. It's still the right thing to do. I know that we can protect the employees that are most vulnerable among us, and still proudly serve Milwaukee County.

As situations change day to day, I ask all employees: focus on your own health and safety and be patient as we navigate the uncertainty ahead. We must protect our employees and families, so that we can be a source of strength for our community when it needs it most.

More information will be coming in the days ahead. Thank you for the job that you do every day!

- Dan Boehm, President & Managing Director

Sick Call Procedure Information

Please follow regular departmental call-in procedures during the COVID-19 emergency.  Your supervisor or station clerk will need to record additional information for pay coding purposes. Please click the link below for more information. 

Sick Call Procedure 

Company Policies & Guidelines

Important Documents (Supplemental Paid Leave, Travel & FMLA and Child Care Leave Guidelines)

July 7th: Please see the following memo regarding exposure to the COVID-19 virus.

Guidance for Employees regarding exposure to the COVID-19 virus and quarantining

June 12th: Please see the following memo regarding our Face Mask policy. For any employees who have not yet received their 5 cloth masks, we are working on getting these to your supervisors and you should expect them within the next week or two. Contact your supervisor or department director with any questions. 

Face Mask Policy

May 4th: Please see following memos regarding social distancing guidance and new no-contact thermometers available for use at the work locations.

Social Distancing Memo
Social Distancing Guidelines
Thermometer Memo
Instructions for Themometer Use
Symptomatic Employee & Contractot Procedures

April 17th (updated June 25th): During the past few months, frontline workers have had the potential to earn up to an additional $3,000 in pay. This is good news for the many transit workers that had planned to earn extra money during the summer festival and state fair season, which has been canceled. The hardship bonus was one of the ways that we could reward employees who worked on-site to keep transit open and our community moving. Now, is the right time to suspend the hardship pay program to preserve the potential for it to be reintroduced at a later time, if necessary.  More and more of the public are venturing out of their homes, returning to work, eating in restaurants, going to movies, barbershops, hair salons, beer gardens and entertainment destinations like the zoo.  Please continue to be diligent about the virus and your safety at work and at home. Additional information about the MCTS Hardship Pay being suspended after June 27th is included in this letter. Thank you for your on-going commitment to keeping MCTS operating safely and reliably. 

April 8th: Important News: We thought you should know that a joint letter was sent on April 1 by MCTS and ATU requesting that the CDC provide more information about the protective measures that transit systems should take for the safety of its employees. We're pleased to report that a few days later, new CDC guidance was issued for transit workers. It is available here:

Info for Operators 
Info for Maintenance Workers

April 7th: MCTS is issuing the two informational guides below to help employees navigate leave requests during the COVID national emergency and the Governor’s Safer at Home order.   

FMLA
Leave Time Grid

March 17th: Two new COVID-19 Company Policies will be implemented, effective immediately, to make it easier for you to prioritize your health and wellness, as well as the safety and security of the people we serve.  Those are (click on buttons below to access):

  1. Travel Policy: Based on the recommendation of leading public health officials, MCTS is restricting employee airline travel per the attached.
    1. Updated June 16th: Please see the revised Employee Travel Policy for guidance on traveling during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

      Note that restrictions on out-of-state travel and travel by air have been relaxed, however self-quarantining for 14 calendar days will be required following any travel if:
      1. The employee has been notified of exposure to COVID-19 (while traveling or otherwise)
      2. The employee has COVID-19 symptoms
      3. The employee has traveled to countries or on cruise ships in countries identified by the CDC as Level 3 risk. For reference, see CDC Information on Destinations and CDC Travel Notices.

             The revised policy is effective 7:00 am June 18, 2020. 

  1. Supplemental Paid Leave Policy/Furlough Guidelines:  Employees are being granted an additional bank of leave time to be used in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
    1. Updated June 12th: This version includes updates that are consistent with the newer CDC guidance (less restrictive than the policy issued in March)
    2. Updated May 8th: The supplemental leave policy has been updated to include a minor clarification.  Note that item D.7 has been revised as follows: Employees who terminate their employment either during or within 90 days after the designated end of the COVID-19 public health emergency and who have used time from the SPL Bank, will be subject to a one-to-one day reduction in any accrued time that would normally be paid out at separation.

Travel Policy 
Special Leave Policy

Employee Benefits & Payroll

Benefits

Employees and retirees may send paperwork, forms, or requests via interoffice mail, fax to 414-344-2876, or scan and email to HRBenefits@mcts.org.  An HR/Benefits representative will follow up accordingly. If the person has a need to speak with someone in HR/Benefits, they may call 937-3299 and leave a message.  The Benefits Team will retrieve messages, emails, faxes and mail on a regular basis and process all requests timely. 

Payroll

Please see the following forms from the Payroll Department. Employees and retirees with Payroll related matters may call 414-937-3226 and leave a message, fax to 414-343-1751, or send an email to Payroll@mcts.org.  A Payroll representative will follow up accordingly.

Payroll Request Form 2020 W-4 Tax Form

ACH Form or Direct Deposit Form State Tax Form

April 27th: Short-Term Disability Open Enrollment Has Been Postponed. Due to Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) our annual short-term disability open enrollment has been postponed. Generally held in April with a May 1st effective date, we are tentatively planning on a June open enrollment with a July 1st effective date. As dates are confirmed, information will be provided in your pay stub. Please watch for future communication to come your way. If you have questions on short-term disability you can contact Employee Benefits at 414-937-3299 or hrbenefits@mcts.org.

April 24th: Click here for new information on COVID-19 testing and treatment cost-share, emotional support resources and more

United Healthcare Virtual Visits

No matter where you are, Virtual Visit lets you talk with a doctor by video 24/7. If needed, a Virtual Visit doctor can treat and prescribe medication for everyday illnesses like the flu, sinus infections, a cough and more. Click the link below to learn more.

Virtual Visits 

Two new member fliers have been developed to offer emotional support and virtual behavioral care options. 

Talkspace: Talkspace is a group of licensed therapists that provide therapy via video and text platforms. You can communicate with therapists using texts, audio recordings and video recordings via the Talkspace secure platform. You can use this therapeutic modality to assist in stressful situations, increase in anxiety and/or to continue building coping mechanisms. Please see the Talkspace Member Flier and Member Experience Flier to learn more.

Emotional Support Flier: Offers tips for reducing stress and anxiety; encourages members to call the number on their health plan ID card to learn what emotional support resources might be available to them. 

Emotional Support Flier

Behavioral Health Virtual Options Member Flier: Highlights convenient, on-demand virtual behavioral health options such as behavioral health virtual visits and the Sanvello mobile app.

Behavioral Health Virtual Options Flier

Waiver of COVID-related Co-pays/Deductible

MCTS has instructed our health care administrator, UnitedHealthcare, to waive all medical deductibles and co-pays that employees would normally pay for health treatments related to a diagnosis of COVID-19.  This applies to employees, retirees and their covered dependents and will run through May 31, 2020 (subject to extension).  This is in addition to the current waiver of member costs for COVID-19 testing and the no-copay Virtual Visits that are available for covered employees, retirees and their covered dependents.   We are researching if we can apply this waiver to COVID-related prescriptions as well.

This waiver will apply to care in response to a doctor’s diagnosis of COVID-19-related illness and does not necessarily require a positive COVID-19 test result.  Employees, retirees, and their covered dependents who find themselves needing treatment because of this contagious disease will have no out-of-pocket medical costs.  

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How Can I Stay Healthy?

Follow CDC recommendations including:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with tissue or elbow
  • Throw used tissues in the trash 
  • Leave as much room as possible between yourself and others (social distancing)
  • Disinfect your work area as much as possible

What is Social Distancing?

Social distancing is deliberately increasing the physical space between people to avoid spreading illness. Staying at least six feet away from other people lessens your chance of contracting COVID-19.

Social distancing can help slow the spread of COVID-19.

Is the COVID-19 test covered under my insurance?

The COVID-19 test is covered at 100% under UnitedHealthcare.  The UHC member must contact their primary physician right away if they have the COVID-19 symptoms and the next steps will go from there, which may include their doctor ordering them to be tested.

Is there a treatment for 2019-nCoV?

At present, there is no specific treatment or vaccine for 2019-nCoV and diagnostic testing for the virus is currently being conducted only at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) labs. Please speak to your provider about whether or not you need testing. Supportive care for affected individuals may include hydration, supplemental oxygen or mechanical ventilation for severe illness.

Where do I get the COVID-19 test?

If your health care provider determines you should be tested for COVID-19 and orders the test, they should work with local and state health departments to coordinate testing. The most common place for testing is the health care provider’s office or clinic. Also, several large retail outlets and drug stores will soon be offering drive-up testing in their parking lots. Your test may be sent to certain commercial labs authorized to perform the testing, a local public health laboratory, or the CDC.

For more information from United Health Center, please click here.

Are there online screening tools?

Apple's new COVID-19 website and app allow users to screen themselves for coronavirus symptoms and receive recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on what to do next.

The tool was developed in partnership with the CDC, the White House's coronavirus task force and the Federal Emergency Management Agency. 

Should I social distance, isolate or quarantine? What's the difference? What should I do if I have ‘presumptive’ COVID-19 symptoms?​

There’s a lot of information online. How do I know what’s a rumor and what’s accurate?​

There have been a number of false rumors being propagated on the internet and via social media in recent days related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Please click here for information from the FEMA Joint Information Center (JIC) which has created a rumor control page to address rumors you may encounter

Employee COVID-19 Cases

MCTS is closely monitoring the latest developments regarding COVID-19 and following guidance from the Milwaukee Health Department (MHD) to proactively implement measures that help protect the safety of our employees and customers. In the interest of protecting our employees' medical privacy, we treat health information in strict confidence. MCTS and Milwaukee County will not release names or any other personal information that may compromise the privacy of any member of our workforce.

On March 20, MHD confirmed to MCTS that a bus operator tested positive for COVID-19. Employees and the public were made aware of this finding the same day. Additional cases of COVID-19 among the MCTS workforce will be identified in the table below, which will be updated as necessary. MCTS has more than 1,000 employees and there is no evidence of the virus being widespread among the workforce. The MHD has asserted that MCTS passengers are not considered to be 'at risk' from a bus operator who later tested positive for COVID-19, due to the driver’s shield and their minimal interaction. In addition, MCTS has been following the CDC Guidelines regarding employees who have had exposure to persons who test positive for COVID-19.

Position Work Location MCTS Notified Case Status Last Worked Employees in Close Contact* Close Contacts Notified* Disinfection Process Complete
Bus Operator Fond du Lac Station 3/20/20 Recovered & Back at Work 3/17/20 Yes (7) Yes Yes
Bus Operator Trainee Fond du Lac Station 3/25/20 Recovered & Back at Work 3/25/20 Yes (4) Yes Yes
Bus Operator Fond du Lac Station 4/1/20 Recovered & Back at Work 3/20/20 No N/A Yes
Bus Operator Kinnickinnic Station 5/6/20 Recovered & Back at Work 5/3/20 Yes (1) Yes Yes
Bus Operator Fond du Lac Station 5/22/20 Recovered & Back at Work 4/30/20 No N/A Yes
Bus Operator Fond du Lac Station 6/2/20 Recovered & Back at Work 5/28/20 Yes (2) Yes Yes
Bus Operator Kinnickinnic Station 6/11/20 Recovered & Back at Work 6/5/20 Yes (2) Yes Yes
Bus Operator Fond du Lac Station 6/26/20 On Leave 6/24/20 Yes (1) Yes Yes
Bus Operator Fond du Lac Station 7/6/20 On Leave 6/30/20 Yes (7) Yes Yes
Bus Operator Fond du Lac Station 7/6/20 On Leave 7/1/20 No N/A Yes
Bus Operator Fond du Lac Station 7/7/20 On Leave 6/30/20 Yes (2) Yes Yes

 

*The MHD advises that Close Contact is defined as 10 minutes of time spent closer than 6-feet away from the patient that tested positive, or a shared workspace. The MHD will contact those who may have had prolonged exposure with employees who have tested positive.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

While most Americans remain healthy, we all have concerns about how COVID-19 will spread and potentially impact our health, our work, our families.

We encourage you to take advantages of our Employee Assistance Program, which can help you:

  • Manage the uncertainty and anxiety surrounding the coronavirus.
  • Achieve work-life balance as the virus impacts school-age children or elderly parents.
  • Cope with financial uncertainties as businesses face slowdowns or are forced to close.

To utilize our EAP program, please contact FEI Behavioral Health at 1-800-236-7905 or online at www.feieap.com; username: mcts

Newsletters:

Useful Information

April 29: The DHS office of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) has created an informational flyer for their Strategic Targeted Outreach Program (S.T.O.P.). The flyer includes information regarding red flags for online shopping, finance, and prohibited pharmaceutical and medical devices along with additional tips and information. Should you have any questions regarding this program or wish to report fraudulent activity, please contact them at: covid19fraud@dhs.gov

Job Postings

Employees who wish to submit bid applications for current internal job postings should submit the bid application to their supervisor and ask the supervisor to scan the application to HR@mcts.org.

If you have further questions, please contact Rick Ceschin on HR matters (414.937.3230 or rceschin@mcts.org) and Payroll on payroll matters at 414-937-3226.