Staff Resources

What CDCR and CCHCS employees need to know about coronavirus (COVID-19):

Employee information

Supervisor information

CalHR information

General coronavirus information can be found by visiting the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website here and the California Department of Public Health website here. Both websites are updated daily with the latest information and advice for the public.

As with any virus, especially during the flu season, the California Department of Public Health reminds everyone there are a number of steps individuals can take to protect themselves and those around them:

  • Washing hands with soap and water.
  • Avoiding touching eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoiding close contact with people who are sick.
  • Staying away from work, school or other people if you become sick with respiratory symptoms like fever and cough.

For more CDCR employee resources: https://www.cdcr.ca.gov/employee-resources/

IT information for remote work

  • Here is the link to the Remote Access Service request form. If you have not already done so, use this form, attached to your remedy ticket once signed, to request access to CDCR resources from remote locations.
  • Be aware that bad actors are aggressively looking to exploit COVID-19 pandemic to hack into systems, especially in the healthcare industry. One of the most effective tools for hackers is phishing and spear-phishing. Please see review this document for tips and instructions on how to avoid being phished: COVID-19 Phishing Emails
  • For people working remotely, Skype for Business is the primary tool to enable on-line meetings and can enable on-line phone calls as well. Please see this link from our provider, Microsoft, for training on how to get the most from Skype: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/learning/skype-for-business-training.aspx
  • People will be able to conduct at least some of their regular work activities by access email with their own home computer, laptop or tablet. This document describes how to get access to CDCR’s Outlook web interface for email and calendar access (all Outlook capabilities) without secure connection or virtual desktop tools: Office365 Email Instructions
  • California Department of Technology has developed a document with several useful tips for preparing to work remotely. Emergency Telework Technology Guide – State Government Organizations