As you may have heard, the Governor has declared a state of emergency regarding the RSV (respiratory Syncytial Virus). The state of emergency runs through March 6 of 2023. When a state of emergency is declared our contract states: "In no case shall double time apply to a day declared a state of emergency by the Governor or the Mult. Co. Chair"; meaning double time will not be paid during a declared state of emergency. Recently, we saw the effects of this when the Chair and Governor issued a state of emergency and no double time (7th day) was paid out.
Well, I am pleased to inform all members I just signed an MOA that states the county is going to waive the language in our contract and pay us the 7th day (double time) as outlined in our contract.