Stevens will phase in the return of employees following a coordinated process involving use of personal protective equipment (“PPE”) and COVID-19 screening and testing and promote a workplace with appropriate social distancing.
During this return, Stevens has developed policies and procedures to promote a safe and healthy campus for all members of the Stevens community:
- All employees will be expected to promote a culture of personal and shared responsibility to keep the spread of COVID-19 to a minimum as we transition from primarily remote operations to on-campus operations. Employees will be held accountable for following policies, and failure to do so may result in removal from campus and discipline up to and including termination.
- Before returning to campus, Stevens requires that all employees be tested for COVID-19 no more than five days prior to their return and email their test results to the Division of Human Resources at [email protected] In addition, anyone entering New Jersey from states with a significant spread of COVID-19 should quarantine for 14 days, even if having received a negative COVID-19 test result. (Here is a list of those states provided by the NJ Government). The list of “hot-spot” states is evolving so check it before traveling to NJ.
- Employees who are immunocompromised or at high risk for COVID-19 (as defined by CDC and other guidance), and for whom accommodations of various types are not adequate, will be permitted to work or teach remotely. Other employees may also be afforded greater flexibility.
Until the phased return-to-work process begins, employees who are currently working remotely should continue to do so. Employees will be informed by their supervisors when and under what circumstances they are to return to work on campus and should not return to campus until authorized.
Wherever practicable, employees will be given two weeks’ notice prior to being required to return to campus.
Employees should contact their supervisors or the Division of Human Resources with any questions or concerns.
Stevens’ Policy on Discrimination, Harassment and Bias Incidents prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities, including illnesses such as COVID-19.