Employee Preparation

The information on this page contains preliminary plans for returning to campus for employees. As of August 5, 2020, President Ladany announced that remote learning will continue for Fall 2020. As a result, employees not approved for in-office work will continue to work remotely until further notice.

View the latest information for faculty and staff access campus this fall.


  • Create a community “Code of Conduct” for employees, students, and campus partners to sign that commits to practicing recommended health and hygiene standards to prevent spread
  • Issue “Return to Work” protocols to all campus employees
  • Include brief questionnaire to employees and students before returning to campus (recommended by GICA)
  • Training be required for all employees in basic preparedness
  • Include same employee training to RAs
  • Provide any insights, tips, information from Kaiser to employees related to COVID-19
  • Develop visitor protocols to issue to departments that includes information on what to expect/how to navigate campus related to COVID-19
  • Collect and maintain a COVID-19 response list from all our campus partners and vendors who conduct business on our campus (see attached list)
  • Review all updated policies and ensure that they meet the University’s expectation on protecting our campus community
  • Work with department heads to identify possible work from home alternating schedules that could be effective and reduce risk of spread
  • Identify needs of alternative working arrangements for vulnerable employees and/or current physical workspaces that do not meet social distancing guidelines
  • Require all departments to provide an action plan for their departments related to COVID-19 and preventing spread
  • Provide PPE and/or tools to employees that reduce surface touching and reduce spread
  • Provide CDC recommended washable face masks (1) to employees
  • Provide “no touch” multi-tool to employees and possibly students
  • Provide touchless thermometers to department/division heads to use upon request by employees or students (determined to not require checks; only voluntary)
  • Establish procedures and require sick faculty, staff, or students (with any illness) to stay home
  • Provide disinfectant supplies and basic PPE (gloves, masks, disinfectant wipes) to all department heads OR keep a stock in secure building locations that can be accessed by departments
  • Recommend a single point of contact for ordering all PPE and/or supplies related to COVID-19 to ensure that all issued items to employees be vetted for quality and meet requirements by the CDC as well as to control costs