What You Need to Know: Employee Expectations
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Phased Return to On-Campus Work
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- Supervisors currently are notifying employees of whether they will return to on-campus work or continue to work remotely this fall. If you have questions about your status, contact your supervisor or .
- The University will assess expanded staffing levels for campus-based on operations that must be completed on site, the ability to control and manage specific work environments and the necessity to access on-site resources.
- The need to minimize the number of people on campus (i.e., density) to meet physical distancing requirements and preserve PPE will continue for some time.
- Faculty and staff who will be working on campus this fall will be required to complete COVID-19 testing.
- If you've been notified that you're an on-campus or hybrid employee but have not received the COVID-19 testing registration email, please contact your supervisor or .
- For specifics on who will/won't be tested, the test schedule, registration info and further guidance, see What You Need to Know: Testing.
Return to On-Campus Work Playbook
- All faculty and staff are expected to fully comply with the policies, procedures and guidelines described in the .
- Failure to follow these safety protocols may result in counseling and/or disciplinary action — up to and including termination of employment — in accordance with and .
On-Campus Staffing Levels
- Expanded on-campus staffing will be controlled and coordinated to mitigate potential risks and ensure the safety of employees and WVU's broader campus community.
- Departments and units that can effectively work remotely likely will continue to do so until restrictions are eased for larger gatherings.
- Departments and units should not increase staffing levels on campus beyond current needs to support on-site operations.
- As on-campus staffing increases and operations expand, University officials will closely monitor and assess the potential spread of COVID-19, as well as existing policies and procedures to mitigate the spread of the virus.
- If localized outbreaks emerge, tighter restrictions and reduced on-campus staffing levels may need to be implemented.
All faculty, staff and students are required to conduct symptom self-monitoring each day before reporting to campus. You must be free of any symptoms potentially related to COVID-19 to be eligible to report to campus.
At this time, symptoms for COVID-19 include one or more of the following:
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Repeated shaking with chills
- Runny nose or new sinus congestion
- Muscle pain
- Sore throat
- New gastrointestinal symptoms
- New loss of taste or smell
This list does not include all possible symptoms. as more is learned about COVID-19.
If you have any symptoms of COVID-19, do not report to campus for work or class. You should immediately notify your supervisor and/or professor, and follow guidelines for and .
COVID-19 Workplace Accommodations and Modifications
Who's at Increased Risk
, individuals with certain conditions may have a higher risk for COVID-19 infection. These conditions include:
- Older adults (aged 65 years and older)
- Having HIV/AIDS
- Asthma (moderate to severe)
- Chronic lung disease
- Serious heart conditions
- Chronic kidney disease being treated with dialysis
- Severe obesity
- Being immunocompromised
Accommodations and Modifications
- Medical conditions that necessitate reasonable accommodations related to COVID-19 are being addressed as Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Accommodations.
- In accordance with the ADA Amendments Act, certain factors do not meet the definition of a disability (e.g., age, pregnancy and the caregiving of vulnerable family members). In these cases, employees will be referred to WVU Medical Management.
- Reasonable modifications will be determined on a case-by-case basis.
- When applicable, other provisions may run concurrently with accommodations such as FMLA, FFCRA, leave and other University programs.
How to Seek Accommodations
Faculty and staff should contact email@example.com if they have been instructed to return to on-campus work and:
- have concerns due to a medical condition that places them in a higher-risk group,
- have members of their household who are considered higher-risk,
- are pregnant or
- wish to seek ADA Accommodations.
Visit the for more information and to access the .
Personal Safety Practices
All faculty and staff working on campus are required to wear face masks or cloth face coverings and practice good personal hygiene, including frequent hand-washing, maintaining physical distance and cough/sneeze hygiene.
In addition, employees should follow these guidelines for PPE and cleaning:
- Healthcare workers and others in high-risk areas should use gloves as part of PPE.
- According to CDC guidance, gloves are not necessary for general use and do not replace good hand hygiene.
- In general, if the employee’s on-campus work duties previously required the wearing of gloves, they should continue to wear them.
- Employees do not need to wear goggles or face shields during general activities on campus unless these items are required as part of their work duties (e.g., labs).
Personal Disinfection of Work Spaces
- While Facilities and Services crews will continue to clean offices and workspaces based on CDC guidelines, additional care should be taken to wipe down commonly used surfaces.
- Before starting work and before leaving any room in which they have been working, employees must wipe down all work areas with EPA-registered 60% alcohol solution.
- This includes any shared-space location or equipment (e.g., copiers, printers, computers, audiovisual equipment, coffee makers, desks and tables, light switches, doorknobs, etc.).
- Tissues, hand sanitizer and disposable wipes may be requested from your building supervisor or may be purchased in (using the PPE Request Form).
Guidance for Specific Workplace Scenarios
Working in Office Environments
- If more than one person is in a room, wear a face mask or cloth face covering at all times, including while in a shared workspace (e.g., cubicles, reception/receiving areas, hallways, break rooms, etc.).
- Use of restrooms should be limited based on size to ensure at least six feet of distance between individuals.
- Wash hands thoroughly afterward to reduce the potential transmission of COVID-19.
- All riders should wear face masks or cloth face coverings, avoid overcrowding elevators and exercise extreme caution.
- Riders should only board elevators if they feel comfortable with occupancy.
- Additional signage will be placed to direct flow to stairwells.
- All meetings must include an option for remote participation (e.g., Zoom, Microsoft Teams, conference line, etc.).
- Before and after eating, wash hands thoroughly.
- If dining on campus, wear a mask or cloth face covering until ready to eat and then replace it afterward.
- Take food back to your office area or eat outside whenever possible.
- Wipe all surfaces (e.g., tables, refrigerator handles, coffee machines, etc.) after using common areas.
WVU/Mountain Line Bus Service
- If using WVU/Mountain Line bus transportation, wear a face mask or cloth face covering before entering the bus and avoid touching surfaces.
- Upon disembarking, wash your hands or use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol as soon as possible and before removing your mask or cloth face covering.
- All non-essential University travel will be extremely limited. All employee travel must be submitted to their vice president or dean for approval.
- If you travel for any reason, refer to the current University travel guidelines and follow self-quarantine/self-monitoring rules before returning to campus.
- If a self-quarantine/self-monitoring period is required after your travel, you must notify your supervisor and work with them for a remote work assignment. If a remote assignment is not available, contact your for additional options.
Guidance for Campus Visitors
All non-essential visits to campus are strongly discouraged. Visitors whose physical presence is required on campus to perform certain services must follow recommended CDC and OSHA guidance as well as federal, state and local guidelines. Compliance by visitors with the University's COVID-19 policies and procedures also is required.
- All visits to campus must be coordinated with the appropriate WVU host with as much advance notice as possible.
- The host is responsible for sending the and asking the visitors to complete the checklist prior to the visit.
- Interviews with job candidates: All initial screenings should occur via telephone or video conference (e.g., Zoom or Microsoft Teams). In-person interviews should be limited to final candidate pools and follow the appropriate .
- Suppliers, contractors and vendors: All non-essential visits are strongly discouraged. Discussions or interviews for bid proposals should be conducted via telephone or video conference and continue to follow procedures outlined by WVU procurement guidelines.
- Contractors/construction workers: Individuals engaged in new construction, renovation and capital improvement projects who have been approved to continue work on site must complete the and follow WVU's guidelines for visitors on campus. Workers also should follow the and other federal, state and local guidelines.
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