COVID-19 Response Information for Judicial Employees

Governor's Executive Orders:

Judicial Reopen Plan:

  • Click here for the Most Recent Updates on the Judicial Branch's Response to COVID-19.
  • Click here for the Judicial Branch News Archive.
  • Divison of Criminal Justice Return to Work Information: Please see the attached Return to Work Guidelines, with Q&A. (Link will be restored soon!)

Latest statements from the Local 749 & SEBAC:

  • Click here to read the Judicial Union Coalition letter of safety demands to Judge Robinson and Judge Carroll. (Dec. 14, 2020)
  • Click here to read Local 749 President Ron Nelson's message to members on Return To Work Principles. (Nov. 9, 2020)
  • Click here for SEBAC's response to unsuccessful efforts to stop state employee raises that went into effect July 1, 2020.
  • Click here for the SEBAC agreement with the Lamont Administration on mandatory COVID-19 testing (Jun. 15, 2020).
  • Click here for the coalition’s agreement with the administration on returning to work (June 15, 2020)
  • Click here for the SEBAC statement of principles on workplace safety and return to work. (March 26, 2020)

Please see the latest statements Judge Caroll regarding PPE and COVID-19 testing availability:

Related Issues:

  • Limited Durable Power of Attorney: Click here for important information regarding the submission of the State Employees Retirement System (SERS) Limited Durable Power of Attorney form (CO-1049) relative to COVID-19 circumstances.
  • Workers' Compensation Claims: Click here for the CT AFL-CIO's guidance and flyer on filing COVID-reated Workers' Comp claims.

The Comptroller's Office has announced a loosening of the HEP requirements to alleviate strain on medical providers. HEP compliance requirements for 2020 have been suspended until further notice for all HEP Enrollees and Dependents. There will be no penalties implemented for outstanding HEP requirements for calendar year 2019. This announcement was made by the plan adminstrator as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, with the goal of easing the strain on healthcare providers related to non-emergency visits.

SEBAC leadership is in constant discussion with the governors office to address issues as they come up.

The Judicial Branch and the Governor's Office have sent out a number of emails and recommendations as to how to limit exposure and protect yourself from contracting the virus. Unfortunately, our members are on the front lines and should do their best to limit contact with the public while completing their assignments.

Below are attachments that address some concerns about attendance and the coronavirus. Please review. If there is exposure at work please advise members to document the exposure with their supervisor and fill out a 30c workers compensation form.

There are still a lot of questions surrounding the pandemic. Each issue will probably be dealt with on a case by case basis.

Please advise your fellow members to go to the website or Facebook page for updates.

Other Resources Regarding Coronavirus/COVID-19:

State of Connecticut COVID-19 Information Page | Council 4 Coronoavirus Resource Center | Coronavirus Disease 2019 - AFSCME Fact Sheet
Coronavirus Disease 2019 - AFSCME Industry-Specific Guidance | SEBAC Leadership Report on State Government Response To COVID-19
LiveHealth Online (Anthem Subcribers) | Coronavirus COVID-19 (Hartford Heath)