COVID-19 Ask me anything event
Monday, Jan. 11, 7 p.m.
Join by video
Current status of Metro facilities, worksites and venues
Learn more about COVID-19
Oregon Health Authority updates for COVID-19
Video: COVID Incidents at Metro worksites as of Dec. 16, 2020
Public engagement resources for staff during COVID-19
Protecting the health and safety of Metro staff and the communities we engage under COVID-19 conditions is Metro’s top priority.
Updated Monday, Jan. 4, 2021
Metro is committed to the health and safety of its employees, visitors and community. The following is information for Metro employees on the organization’s response efforts, COVID-19 safety policies and worksite information. To protect employees and vulnerable communities we follow the advice of federal and local health agencies and may at times expand precautions when making decisions about continuing and resuming operations.
Reporting to work: stay home if you are sick
Follow public health guidance on caring for yourself and protecting others from the virus. For the most up-to-date information on COVID-19 symptoms, how to prevent the spread and what to do if you've been exposed, visit the Oregon Health Authority website.
Notifying your Metro worksite of a known or suspected case, or exposure to COVID-19
All Metro employees can support a safe workplace and public health in our communities by reporting suspected or known diagnosis or test, or exposure to COVID-19 to their supervisor, Safety and Risk management or Human Resources staff. Employees will be provided instructions on when they can safely return to work and how to access support resources. While protecting employee privacy, other employees and persons who may have had close or casual contact or worksite exposure with that person will be notified and also provided information to protect everyone’s safety.
Questions or to report an exposure, suspected or positive case of COVID-19 email [email protected] or call 503-797-1622.
How to report safety concerns
Knowing who and how to report your concerns is a fundamental part of creating and maintaining a healthy and safe workplace. Here are resources to reporting concerns:
If union represented, reach out to a steward, business representative or member leader.
COVID-19 Interim workplace guidance from Oregon OSHA
COVID-19 employee policies
As each facility and worksite prepares to implement these policies, employees will be asked to confirm that they have received and reviewed them. Metro contractors and vendors will also have some requirements under these new policies. When determining how Metro contractors and vendors should follow these policies, consult with the Office of Metro Attorney.
NEW: COVID-19 Emergency leave extended to March 31, 2021
Metro has extended the COVID-19 emergency paid leave bank of 80 hours that was first made available to employees in April 2020. The 80 hours available is cumulative from April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021. No medical certification or doctor’s notes for leave are needed to use this leave. To access this benefit contact your supervisor or [email protected] This emergency paid leave can be used for any COVID-19 absence including:
- Your own COVID-19 illness or the care for another;
- School or caregiver closure;
- Event or shift cancellation; and
- Any exposure or suspected case quarantine.
View all Metro employee policies
COVID-19 testing resources
If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 and would like to get tested, you can:
Email [email protected] if you need additional assistance.
COVID-19 assessments for Metro facilities, worksites and properties
Metro developed and implemented a COVID-19 risk assessment process in June 2020 and recently updated completed assessments to comply with November 2020 OSHA temporary workplace rules, OAR 437-001-0744. These assessments support an analysis of operations and activities for potential risks and ensure OHA, OSHA and Metro safety rules, policies and practices are implemented and employees are provided current COVID safety information relevant to their day-to-day work. Metro’s chief operating officer must approve all reopening and operational changes before they take place.
Latest health information for COVID-19
Call 2-1-1 for personal health preparedness information.