Section: COVID-19 Return to Work on Campus Series
Policy Number: 1101Responsible Office: Human ResourcesEffective Date: 7/1/20Revised: 8/4/20
This policy applies to all St. John’s University employees. In addition, all visitors to campus, including contractors, vendors, and service providers and guests will be expected to follow these guidelines.
St. John’s University is committed to supporting the health and safety of its employees. As the University phases back into on-campus work, enhanced cleaning protocols and prevention practices are in place. Facilities Services will continue providing daily cleaning and disinfecting of high touch areas to include classrooms, offices, break rooms, bathrooms, conference rooms and public spaces. Additionally, employees will be required to exercise caution and continue physical distancing and personal hygiene practices in order to limit the spread of COVID-19 as per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and University’s guidelines.
These guidelines shall remain in effect throughout the various phases of reopening our campuses, and for the duration of public health guidance. The University will continue to adhere to the recommendations of local, state and federal authorities for the health and safety of the community.
Employees who have symptoms (i.e., fever, cough, or shortness of breath) should notify their supervisor, contact their healthcare provider and stay home. For guidance on what to do if you are sick, follow the CDC guidelines. If applicable, employees must not return to work on campus until they have satisfied the 14-day self-quarantine period set forth above. Review the University's policy on Sick Leave and Paid Family Leave for COVID-19.
VPs/Deans and Department heads will work with Facilities Services and their departments to evaluate the work environment and make the necessary changes and adjustments to ensure physical distancing practices can be followed. In shared offices or workspaces, supervisors shall consider the following: