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FAQs: Fall 2021
Please visit our Fall 2021 learning page for answers to frequently asked questions, including questions specific to staff.
Update Your Contact Information
To better support our local health department with its contact tracing efforts, it is imperative that we have your most up-to-date contact information on file in WinCapWEB. If you need help updating your information, please email Human Resources.
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Staff Wellness

Daily Health Screening

The CDC no longer recommends a daily screener, thus we are suspending the use of our daily COVID-19 screening for staff. You may not come to work if you have any COVID-19 symptoms, and we will provide you with regular reminders via email. Please visit our Staff Health Screenings page for a list of symptoms, our protocol for returning to work, and information regarding telemedicine.

Direct Deposit Information

If you do not already have a direct deposit set up (so that your pay is automatically sent to your designated bank account), we recommend that you do. You are not required to sign up for direct deposit, however, doing so ensures timely and uninterrupted receipt of your pay. Click here to learn more and to download the direct deposit authorization form.

EAP Resources

The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) offers free, voluntary, and confidential consultation and assistance to help employees and their immediate family members resolve difficulties that may be affecting their personal life or job performance. The EAP also provides information on a variety of monthly wellness topics, as well as regular workshops. Learn more>>
Coping With COVID Toolkit
The EAP has gathered a number of resources that you or your family members may find useful during this challenging time. Download the Coping With COVID Employee Toolkit>>

Mental Health Supports

During this difficult and challenging time, you may be feeling, anxious, sad, overwhelmed, or angry at times. Below are some mental health supports available to you if you find yourself struggling with your emotions. For additional supports and services, please visit the Tompkins County Department of Health website.
211 Tompkins Cortland
211 connects people who have questions about or are in need of any type of service, including employment, housing, health care, mental health, food, and childcare. Click here to search 211's extensive database of local and national organizations dedicated to getting you what you need. To contact 211, dial 2-1-1 (or 1-877-211-8667) on your phone. You can also contact 211 by texting, emailing, or chatting from your computer. Learn more>>
Calling for help when you are in emotional pain is smart. The Crisisline offers free, confidential counseling 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The trained and caring counselors are there to listen, support, and guide you. To access the Crisisline, call 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255). Learn more>>
New York State is partnering with Headspace, a global leader in mindfulness and meditation, to offer free meditation and mindfulness content for all New Yorkers as a mental health resource for residents coping with the unprecedented public health crisis. Visit to access a collection of science-backed, evidence-based guided meditations, along with at-home mindful workouts, sleep, and kids content to help address rising stress and anxiety.
OMH Emotional Support Helpline
The New York State Office of Mental Health (OHM) Emotional Support Helpline provides free and confidential support for those experiencing increased anxiety due to the coronavirus emergency. The Helpline is staffed by volunteers, including mental health professionals, who have received training in crisis counseling. To access the Emotional Support Helpline, dial 1-844-863-9314Learn more>>.
Warm Line
The Child Development Council's Warm Line is a free, confidential, and anonymous telephone guidance service for parents and child care providers. To access the Warm Line, dial 607-273-0259. The Council is open from 9:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Learn more>>