Return to Work On Campus

 

Policy No.: 8-15 This policy applies to:
Policy Name: Return to Work - On Campus Non-exempt staff
Effective Date: 06/26/20 Exempt staff
Revised:     Faculty
 

Policy

Loyola University New Orleans has enacted new protocols and policies in response to the COVID-19 global health crisis in order to help maintain a safe work environment for our faculty, staff, students, and greater New Orleans community. The goal of this policy is to give Loyola employees the tools they need to prioritize safety on our campus as we return to the workplace.  Employees as used here includes all faculty and staff employed by Loyola.  

These protocols include complying with all health and safety requirements in the workplace. Some of these protocols include, but are not limited to: following all hygiene and social distancing requirements, density reduction requirements, wearing a mask, taking pre-campus arrival health assessments, participating in a non-invasive health check upon arrival to campus, cleaning shared and personal areas, following travel restrictions, wearing necessary PPE (if required), and following other measures to ensure a safe and healthy workplace. These protocols will be updated as the university progresses through the phased reopening process in compliance with all federal, state, and local requirements and guidelines. Updates to these protocols for all employees will be published on the university website.

Employees that currently have or have had a confirmed case of COVID-19, or a confirmed exposure to COVID-19 will follow the return to work procedures as directed by Human Resources. These protocols will be updated as additional information is available to the university and in conjunction with CDC guidelines.

Employees returning to campus must follow the protocols outlined in Loyola’s Plan to Return to maintain a safe work environment. Failure to do so may result in sanctions or other corrective measures.

Procedure

During the phased reopening of campus, employees will gradually be returning to campus. Individuals will be notified by their supervisors when they have been approved to return and the specific scheduling of their time on campus. With this in mind, campus social distancing and density reduction strategies are being utilized to reduce the possible spread of COVID-19 in the workplace. This means some positions may return to the campus for specific, mission-critical job duties while the university works toward safely returning to a more typical campus operation.

Supervisors will partner with Human Resources to establish what job duties are currently essential on-campus job duties and establish which employees will be returning to campus. As the university continues to progress through the phased reopening process, Human Resources will establish updated guidelines for evaluating when positions are required to return to campus.

If an employee notifies a supervisor that they may need a temporary, COVID-19 ADA reasonable accommodation, the supervisor is required to send the employee to HR and notify Human Resources that they have referred the employee.

Employees will be required to complete an online health assessment each day that they will be reporting to campus and follow any instructions that result from the assessment.

Employees that have had a confirmed case of COVID-19 or a confirmed exposure to COVID-19 will follow the return to work procedures as directed by Human Resources. These protocols will be updated as additional information is available to the university and in conjunction with CDC guidelines.