To promote social distancing, reduce campus density and ensure the availability of personal protective equipment (PPE) and testing capabilities, faculty and staff will return to campus using a phased approach.
In anticipation of clearance from state and local health officials to resume campus operations, deans, senior vice presidents and other leaders have assigned faculty and staff from each of their respective schools, colleges and units to one of four campus return phases. Some of the factors used by leaders to make these assignments included the nature of employees’ job duties, seating arrangements and the ability to successfully perform work remotely.
Phase Zero through Four
Phase Zero: Essential personnel only on campus.
Phase One: About 30 percent of faculty and staff will return to campus. This will primarily include all essential personnel, plus additional identified research faculty and staff needing to continue their research in on-campus laboratories.
Phase Two: An additional 10-15 percent of faculty and staff will return in Phase Two, about two weeks after the successful implementation of Phase One. This will allow time for adequate monitoring of the health and safety of our campus.
Phase Three: An additional 10-15 percent of faculty and staff will return in Phase Three, about two weeks after the successful implementation of Phase Two.
WE ARE HERE➔ Phase Four: An additional 25 percent of faculty and staff will return in Phase Four, about two weeks after the successful implementation of Phase Three.
Continued Remote Working
If faculty and staff can remain fully productive at home, supervisors may consider continuing such arrangements. These arrangements can be made using the online FWA form in full or for partial days/weeks.
Fall 2020 Return
Additionally, about 15-20 percent of faculty will return to campus for the Fall 2020 semester.
This information was first published on May 29, 2020 and last updated on Aug. 12, 2020.