Supervisor guidance for returning to in-person work

Over the next few weeks, supervisors should seek ways to provide social distances between co-workers while maintaining public-facing service.

At this time, virtual gatherings, meetings and events are encouraged when appropriate. This may include social events and meetings. We also recommend that you limit non-essential travel as much as possible.

Please remind all employees to stay home if sick, even if symptoms are mild.

Self-report requirement

All employees must notify their supervisor within four hours of receiving a positive COVID-19 diagnosis.

Supervisors are required to report positive cases to the university to assist with management of the virus and to provide those affected with resources.

COVID-19 tracking form for supervisors

Alternative work arrangements

In rare circumstances, a department leader may request alternative work arrangements for individual employees that are different than pre-COVID arrangements.

  • Vaccination status should not play a role in making business decisions and should not influence how you manage your workforce. Do not ask your employees about their vaccination status and never keep records (formal or informal) about medical information, even if it is volunteered.
  • If an employee has expressed a potential need due to their own personal health condition, please direct the employee to contact the Office of Accessibility and ADA to begin the accommodation process. Supervisors should not request medical documentation from employees; documentation should be provided to ADA and HR professionals only.
  • ADA accommodations are prioritized first when providing remote work arrangements. In workspaces where social distancing is possible, generally only those employees with personal health conditions that place them at higher risk of serious illness due to COVID-19 will be permitted to continue to work remotely on a hybrid basis due to COVID-19 risk.
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