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Following Thanksgiving – Guidance for Supervisors of Employees on West Campus, HSC, SOM

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Human Resource Services has released guidance for supervisors of employees relating to the period following Thanksgiving. The message reads as follows:

Out of an abundance of caution, and to help support the health and safety of our employees, we are recommending that for a period following Thanksgiving we reduce the density on campus. As a guideline, from Thanksgiving until December 7, we will return to our campus Phase 3 plan. This phase acknowledged that Essential employees would be on campus plus those “for whom one or more core duties cannot be performed remotely.”

Coming Back Safe and StrongAdditionally, even for these employees we encourage supervisors to use staggered work schedules to further reduce density and support social distancing. Those not working on campus would complete their work responsibilities remotely. Additional research information for those conducting research will be provided by the Office of the Vice President for Research.

For those coming to/returning to campus we require the daily use of Campus Clear, our health self-screener app, or the equivalent paper log for those unable to access the online screener.

For those who have travelled, essential quarantine information is contained in the HR Update on Travel, Testing and Quarantine. For the most current and up-to-date information, all travelers should review and follow NYS COVID-19 travel advisory details, FAQs and updates, available on the New York State Department of Health website.

For ALL out of State travel, employees must complete the New York Traveler Health Form upon entering New York State. This will prompt specific guidance from the Department of Health. This travel must also be reported in the employee campus clear entry.

Finally, please note that employee COVID-19 testing will continue on campus. Please check the testing schedule for any date/location adjustments. Employees can select a time and location that works best for them, using our new COVID-19 Scheduler Tool. Please note that University testing (in SAC, the Galleria and on the Southampton campus) cannot be accessed by those under a quarantine order. Other testing sites, including the South Campus P Lot, can be found on the New York State Information on Novel Coronavirus page.

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