Compassion and flexibility are our guiding lights during the pandemic. If you can effectively perform your duties remotely, we ask that you continue to do so. If your work duties must be performed on campus, to ensure your safety, we have taken significant precautions to create a campus environment that greatly reduces the risk of spreading COVID-19.
If an employee believes they are particularly vulnerable to COVID-19, telework should be considered and used, if possible, and the employee should contact their supervisor to pursue a telework arrangement. If telework is not possible, then the employee should contact their supervisor. A leave request under these conditions may be determined necessary if other work arrangements are not feasible.
If you have been in self-quarantine or self-isolation, you will not be allowed to return to work until you receive written approval following your submission of the form Request to Return to Campus form. To be considered, at least 24 hours have passed since last fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and improvement in symptoms and improvement in respiratory symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath) and at least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared. See Completion of Self-Quarantine/Isolation protocols for further information.
I am afraid of contracting COVID-19 if I show up for work. Can I stay at home or otherwise take time off?
If an employee is concerned about being in the workplace due to possible exposure to COVID-19 then telework should be considered and used if possible, and the employee should contact their supervisor to pursue a telework arrangement. If telework is not possible, then the employee should contact their supervisor. A leave request under these conditions may be determined necessary if other work arrangements are not feasible.
Employees should follow the preventive measures detailed in our Workplace Prevention guidance, and follow the CDC Guidance on What to Do If You Are Sick. Employees should also follow the protocols detailed in Return to Campus Requirements. Employees working in clinical areas will also be required to comply with site-specific protocols.