Burlingame, California

AB 685 Notification Information

Effective 1/1/2021
Read the text of Assembly Bill 685 here: https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=201920200AB685

Information about COVID-19 related benefits you may be eligible for:
COVID-19 related leave you may be eligible for if exposed:

  • All employees are eligible for sick leave - in accordance with MOUs and salary/benefit resolutions. If exposed at work, the City will use the employee's accrued sick leave for the quarantine period, if the employee does not have any sick leave accrued, the City will advance the employee sick leave, or authorize the use of other accrued leave to cover the quarantine period.
  • Merit employees also accrue vacation, holiday, administrative leave, and PTO in accordance with MOUs and salary/benefit resolutions that may be used if accrued sick leave has been exhausted.  Links to these documents can be found here: https://www.burlingame.org/departments/human_resources/labor_agreements.php
Disinfection and Safety Plan per the guidelines of the CDC:
The City maintains a Safety Plan that contains cleaning and disinfection guidelines, social distancing guidelines, temperature and screening policies, exposure control procedures, and other related health and safety policies. It is being continually updated and may be found here: https://cms7.revize.com/revize/burlingameintranet/homepage/covid-19_employee_link/policies.php
In addition to this, facilities exposed to the COVID-19 virus are sanitized and deep cleaned by contracted janitorial services.

Anti-retaliation and anti-discrimination protections:
Employees who have tested positive for or been diagnosed with COVID-19 are expected to immediately report the positive test/diagnosis to their supervisor. The City shall not retaliate against an employee for disclosing a positive COVID-19 test or diagnosis or order to quarantine or isolate. Employees who believe they have been retaliated against in violation of this section may file a complaint with the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement phone 833-526-4636

Burlingame Organizational Compass


Community Service

Community service that is responsive to and meets the needs of the public by:
  • Being dedicated to the community we serve
  • Involving and understanding our community
  • Anticipating and adapting to the changing needs of our citizens

Ethical Organization

Ethical organization that interacts with the public and each other in an honest and professional manner by:
  • Treating people with respect and dignity
  • Taking responsibility for our decisions, statements and actions to the organization and community
  • Dealing with differences and conflicts in a professional, respectful and authentic fashion

One Organization

One organization that fosters positive relationships and teamwork by:
  • Being part of the solution
  • Crating and maintaining constructive relationships while respecting individual contributions
  • Focusing on the issues and needs of the organization and community
  • Encouraging behavior that builds confidence and self-esteem
  • Emphasizing self-initiative, sonstant improvement and employee involvement

Positive Leadership

Positive leadership that is nurturing and forward-thinking by:
  • Recognizing the leadership role all employees play in the community
  • Encouraging innovation and creativity
  • Leading by example
  • Being supportive, humanistic and compassionate