Information for Faculty and Staff
Employee Access to Campus for Fall 2020
All employees are directed to continue to work remotely unless otherwise notified by their supervisor. Campus will not be regularly accessible for employees. Employees must obtain what they need from their offices by 8 p.m. on August 30. Please be prepared to show your Petrel Pass anytime you are on-campus.
- Faculty are not permitted to use their offices as teaching spaces during the fall. If you need resources from your office after August 30, you will need permission from the Provost to access campus.
- Lupton 200 and 203 are set up for faculty course filming. Additional information on scheduling, check-in and space usage procedures will be sent shortly.
- Science faculty who require lab space for demonstrations or professional work will be provided additional information about scheduling access.
- Please reach out to the Provost to resolve challenges related to the completion of remote teaching.
Refer to the sections below for further clarification and guidance.
The Petrel Pledge is a shared responsibility and commitment to the health and well-being of the Oglethorpe community.
The COVID-19 Handbook outlines the new protocols, policies, and procedures for a COVID-conscious campus environment. Members of the OU Community are expected to adhere to the handbook as part of their “Petrel Pledge.”
Continued physical distancing remains critical to prevent further spread of COVID-19. Zoom or Teams are the preferred method to conduct meetings (even one-on-one sessions) and facilitate group discussions. In-person meetings for essential employees must adhere to all campus protocols regarding masks, social distancing, and adherence to room occupancy limits.
Managers and supervisors will coordinate work schedules and activities to allow at least 6 feet of physical distance between employees, or between employees and other persons (i.e., contractors, visitors, etc.). This also applies to break rooms, conference rooms, and other spaces. For office settings such as cubicles or shared workspaces, distances of at least 6 feet between employees in the office is required at all times. Approved in-office employees will be responsible for cleaning and maintaining their individual workspaces, including desks, chairs and computer equipment.
Employees who become ill and have COVID-19 symptoms must stay home and may not come to campus. Employees who become ill at work should go home immediately. As soon as possible, employees should let their supervisor know and then alert the Human Resources Directorif the employee tests positive for COVID-19.
Individuals who violate the policy will be given an opportunity to correct their behavior and may be required to attend training. Repeated acts of non-compliance will result in the individual’s removal from campus until compliance is achieved. Continued non-compliance may result in disciplinary action for faculty and staff up to and including separation from the university. Oglethorpe will utilize existing disciplinary action regulations and policies but hopes to achieve compliance through a culture in which everyone on campus is dedicated to protecting each other’s health and well-being.