As the University prepares to return additional faculty and staff to campus throughout the summer, the Office of Human Resources has released its Summer 2020 Return to Campus Guide for Faculty and Staff. The guide, available here [PDF], highlights many of the new requirements that are in place to help keep the Syracuse University campus a safe and healthy place this summer, including:
- The need to wear face masks or face coverings while on campus, in the presence of others, and in public settings where social distancing measures are difficult to maintain. Hint: When in doubt if a mask is needed, wear one!
- The responsibility of all faculty and staff to monitor their health symptoms and complete a daily health screening questionnaire before reporting to work on campus. (Note that testing and health monitoring guidelines for students returning this August are still under development and will be informed by the initial report of the Public Health and Emergency Management Subcommittee.)
- Information about how to effectively socially distance in the workplace and the importance of cleaning and disinfecting shared surfaces and materials.
- Mental health and emotional well-being resources for faculty and staff that can support the transition back to the physical workplace.
In addition to reviewing the guide, faculty and staff are encouraged to visit hr.syr.edu/return for the latest information relevant to faculty and staff, including a list of frequently asked questions that continues to be updated and expanded.
More comprehensive information for new and returning students, and the protocols and expectations associated with resuming residential instruction, will be released throughout the summer and updates will continue to be shared by email and posted at Syracuse.edu/fall2020.