Staying Safe and Enjoying the Holidays

Stay Safe with masked gingerbread cookies

Dear Colleagues:

Similar to what we’re seeing throughout Virginia and across the country, our local number of confirmed COVID-19 cases and percentage of positive test results have been on the rise following the Thanksgiving holiday.

As we approach our winter break, the Blue Ridge Health District is asking all residents to plan safe and joyous holiday celebrations. Continue reading

Staying Safe and Protected as COVID-19 Cases Rise

face masks

As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to increase across the country and in Virginia, Albemarle County’s positivity rate in testing for the illness remains at low-risk levels. The most recent statistics from the Virginia Department of Health put the rate here in our county at 2.2%, which falls within the low-risk category according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Continue reading

COVID-19 Testing Event – Dec. 5 & 6 @ Albemarle High

COVID-19 Nasal Swab Test

December 5 & 6, 2020 | 12 to 4 p.m. | Albemarle High School

This Saturday and Sunday, December 5 and 6, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, in partnership with the University of Virginia (UVA) and our local health department, is hosting a self-administered nasal swab COVID-19 testing event at Albemarle High School from noon to 4 p.m. This free event is open to the community, but prioritizes employees of UVA, Albemarle County Public Schools, and Charlottesville City Schools. Continue reading

New Supports for Staff Wellness

TeacherFit

As we continue to work together to support our students, families, and each other, we also need to take care of ourselves. Our Professional Development team has put together several resources and opportunities focused on wellness.

Introducing TeacherFit

TeacherFit is an on-demand platform designed to support the physical and mental well-being of educators; however, all ACPS employees are invited to join. The virtual platform offers a range of resources with new classes and guided sessions each week, such as workout routines, yoga classes, and mindfulness sessions. Continue reading

Flu Vaccinations Are More Important Than Ever During the COVID-19 Pandemic!

CDC Fight Flu: Mask up, Lather up, Sleeve up

All Albemarle County employees (including part-time, temporary, substitutes, interns, and student teachers) and all public safety volunteers (Fire Rescue, Police, Sheriff’s Office) are eligible to receive flu and other vaccinations with no out-of-pocket cost, even if you are not covered on the County health plan. On-site flu clinics start this Thursday, October 8, and continue throughout the month. Check out the clinic schedule and schedule your appointment today!

Taking Care of Yourself This Summer: A Message From BeWell Albemarle

Albemarle BeWell

Dear ACPS Employees: As you wind down this most unusual school year, we want you to know that BeWell Albemarle understands that your emotional needs during this challenging time may not be minimized by the start of the summer break. Be assured: We are here for you.

The BeWell Albemarle team is working throughout the summer, and we’ll be available to listen, answer your questions, and provide you with resources, such as those listed below, to help you with your challenges as we move through this new world together: Continue reading

Guidance Regarding Work Expectations; Pay, Leave and Benefits; and Using Kronos

COVID-19

Dear School Division Employees,

Thank you for your patience as we continue to sort out all of the intricacies of the school division’s closure due to COVID-19. Through this message, I would like to share with you some employee-related information. Some of this is informational, and some will require action on your part. Our goal throughout the closure period is to maintain a basic level of service to our students, staff and community. Continue reading

Inside Albemarle: Important Information for Employees Regarding COVID-19

Inside Albemarle COVID-19

With confirmed COVID-19 cases in our community, Albemarle County Human Resources (HR) wants you to be aware of services available to you and recent changes to out of pocket costs on our medical plan. Inside Albemarle’s COVID-19 site provides important and up-to-date information to help you stay informed about topics related to COVID-19 and how they may impact you, including policies, procedures, benefits, and more.

Please bookmark this site for easy reference to resources like:

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