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 10 days, even if having received a negative COVID-19 test result. This is the updated list of those states, provided by the State of New Jersey. The list of “hot-spot” states is evolving; please check it before traveling.
- Faculty and staff traveling from states, countries and territories outside the immediate region (NY, CT, PA and DE) to New Jersey need two negative COVID-19 tests – one negative test 1-3 days before travel and another negative test 3-5 days after travel. After arrival in NJ, individuals must quarantine until they receive the second negative result, and then must continue to quarantine until they have quarantined for seven days from when they arrived in NJ. A negative test result must be submitted online before arrival to Stevens.
- Individuals who receive a positive test result from their first or second test should isolate for ten days from the date of the test, refrain from travel and notify Student Health Services.
If you are a faculty or staff member identified to work on campus or hybrid for the Spring 2021 term, you will be required to follow the initial and weekly testing protocols as well as the Stevens Health Honor Code.
Employees will also be required to register and complete the Campus Clear Survey.
Employees will be informed by their supervisors when and under what circumstances they are to return to campus and should not return to campus until authorized.
Wherever practicable, employees will be given two weeks’ notice prior to being required to return 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.