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Our Greatest Asset

As a faculty or staff member, you are our greatest asset during this challenging time. The Re-Entry Committee, led by Vice President for Student Affairs Jeanine Ward-Roof, has made every effort to ensure your return to work is as safe as possible.

Below you will find a wide-variety of resources and to assist you.

Latest Update for Faculty and Staff

January 11, 2021

Good afternoon,

We would like to share the information we currently have about the COVID-19 vaccine and what to expect moving forward. 

The Food and Drug Administration has authorized the use of two COVID-19 vaccines. Initial quantities are very limited in West Michigan and across the nation. For that reason, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services vaccine distribution plan follows the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines for prioritizing who will get the vaccine and in what order. 

Most of our University community will fall into Phase 2 of the vaccine distribution schedule, which will occur later this spring. This continues to be a fluid situation, one that we are closely monitoring. More information on vaccine distribution and the phases established by the MDHHS are available on the Vaccinate West Michigan website.


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Frequently Asked Questions

  •  Who needs to approve departmental Re-engagement Plans?

    Re-engagement Plans should be reviewed by Mike McKay, director of Safety, Health, Environmental, Risk Management and Insurance with final approval from the appropriate vice president or provost.

  •  Where do employees pick up the logo masks, hand sanitizer, and face shields?

    Vice presidents, deans and/or supervisors will distribute these items to their employees returning to work on campus. Recognizing that cloth face masks should be washed after each use, faculty and staff may also wear other cloth face coverings throughout the work week, such as homemade cloth face coverings or those purchased from a store.

  •  How do I complete the required COVID-19 symptom checker?

    Faculty, staff and student-employees must complete the symptom each day when working, whether in person on campus or when working remotely. The electronic symptom checker can be completed securely online. A paper version of the symptom checker is still available for those without access to the Internet.

  •  I am concerned about returning to work. What are my options?

    The University and Human Resources wants to work through these concerns with you.  Please review the COVID-19 Return to In-person Work Exception Form. If you believe you have one of the situations outlined on the chart, please follow the directions for next steps.  If you have any questions, please email us at [email protected]