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Info for Faculty & Staff

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

April 13, 2021

As we look forward to resuming in-person teaching and learning this fall, as well as increased in-person student engagement opportunities, we continue to remain focused on finishing the last three weeks of the spring semester strong. We are nearly there!

It is a tremendous success that we have been able to be open, and remain open for our students, throughout the pandemic. This has been made possible by everyone who has followed the mitigation strategies put in place to keep our campuses healthy and safe – wearing a mask, social distancing, washing/sanitizing our hands often, completing the symptom checker when working, staying home when you are ill and being careful to avoid large crowds. We must continue to remain vigilant in practicing these COVID-19 directives.

While we are taking one day at a time and closely watching the case numbers, we must also actively begin planning for summer and fall. As we plan for the next several months, we will continue to share information regarding COVID-19 health and safety protocols, in addition to monitoring and providing CDC, state, health department and MIOSHA guidance.

Resources and Information

Frequently Asked Questions

  •  How do I sign up for an asymptomatic COVID-19 test?

    The University is providing free asymptomatic testing on Tuesdays and Thursdays for faculty , staff and students. If you are NOT experiencing COVID-19 symptoms you can sign up for an asymptomatic test online.

  •  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.  If you have any questions, please contact Human Resources at [email protected] or x2150.