The City of Jersey City will allow municipal employees with children to “100% work from home where possible,” given that schools are returning to session via remote learning only next month.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
“Due to #COVID19 + childcare issue w/schools being closed we’re setting up a policy for employees to 100% work from home where possible. We have software now + rules to make sure employees are accountable but I’d be lying if i didn’t have concerns,” Mayor Steven Fulop tweeted this morning.
“We deal w/taxpayer $ and there’s a thin line between a ‘no show job’ + ‘work from home’. We will monitor closely + have tools in place for accountability but we have little choice w/the realities of child care, schools + Covid. We’re trying to be reasonable.”
Earlier this month, the Jersey City Board of Education approved a plan that permitted virtual learning only through the month of September, which is becoming commonplace throughout the state after Gov. Phil Murphy (D) gave school districts the ability to do so.
In an interview with Pix 11 last week, Fulop said that he was hopeful in person learning would return sooner than later, but noted that health and safety are paramount and that’s what will dictate when students and teachers return to the classroom.