COVID-19 Employee Information

The End of the COVID-19 National and Public Health Emergencies

President Biden ended the national emergency on April 10, 2023, and May 11, 2023 marked the official conclusion of the COVID-19 national public health emergency. With these emergencies behind us, several temporary changes that were adopted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic have also ended.

Employees are encouraged to stay up to date on CDC guidance regarding COVID-19. St. John's University has ended contact tracing and tracking of COVID cases in its community. Most tools, such as vaccines, treatments and testing remain available and the Office of Human Resources continues to offer employees assistance, as needed.

What Employee Need to Know

  1. Do not come to campus. Isolate yourself even if you do not have COVID-like symptoms and notify your manager.
  2. Follow the CDC's Isolation and precautions for people with COVID-19
  3. New York State Department of Health is following CDC guidance for isolation and precautions. If you are out sick and cannot work, record COVID-19 paid sick leave according to HR policy #1102.
  4. If you have a minor dependent child who contracts COVID-19, or an eligible family member who needs Family Care, refer to HR policy #1102 for information on Paid Family Leave for COVID-19.

The Employee Benefits Office notified employees of the impacts of the end of the public health emergency and the end of the national emergency on the University plan administration and benefit plan requirements. Read the notice here.