Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)
Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) was signed into law on March 18, 2020 and is effective from April 1, 2020 until December 31, 2020. The purpose of FFCRA is to assist employees affected by the COVID-19 outbreak with job-protected leave and emergency paid sick leave. The Town is obliged and committed to following the mandates of FFCRA.
The Department of Labor's Notice of Employee Rights under the FFCRA is available here.
Department of Labor's FFCRA Q & A.
The Town's FFCRA policy is available here. (Not applicable to Dedham Public School employees)
Employees who are requesting leave under the FFCRA policy must submit the completed form along with proper documentation to the Human Resources Department.
Please direct all questions to HR Director Lauren Bailey at 781-751-9142.
Resources for Employees
The EAP offers numerous resources for employees for FREE including Financial Coaching, Wellness Coaching, and free online training (Setting Up Your Remote Workspace, Staying Productive While Working Remotely, etc.).
You can also access their COVID-19 Resource Center after you create an account or login to your existing account.
The most recent newsletters can be accessed below:
Be Well 2020 Spring Challenge: April 6 - May 17 6-Week Personal Wellness Challenge. Winners will be entered into a raffle for great prizes.
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care: FAQs on Coronavirus
Fallon Health: Information About Coronavirus
Tufts Health Plan: Coronavirus Update
Blue Cross Blue Shield: Coronavirus Updates
MyTelemedicine: As you know, Covid-19 has so far proven to be an extremely contagious virus. Using your Mytelemedicine.com benefit can help by enabling healthcare providers to treat isolated patients, thus preventing the spread of the virus.
You can activate your free benefit in any of three ways…
- Go to https://portal.mytelemedicine.com/go/dashboard/register to activate your benefit, or…
- Call 1-800-611-5601 to activate your account, or…
- Download the Telemedicine Mobile App called “Access a Doctor” and activate your account through the app.
Once your account is activated, you can speak to a doctor on-demand within about an hour or less anytime day or night on any day of the week all year long!
Doctors are available 24/7 in all 50 states.
Prescriptions are electronically sent to the local pharmacy of your choice.
Protect yourself and your family! Activate your free “No Co-Pay” account now!
Note: If you've already activated your account you can login at this link.