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Recent updates to HR-700, the temporary UM System policies developed in response to COVID-19, provide further guidance for faculty and staff as they begin to return to on-campus work.
The new guidance, which took effect Wednesday, May 13, allows employees to return to on-site work when directed to do so by their supervisors. At Missouri S&T, supervisors have developed return-to-work scenarios in consultation with the six-phase repopulation plan announced May 7. The repopulation plan outlines how the university is preparing for full on-site operations by the fall 2020 term.
The updated guidance in HR-700 directs employees working on campus to continue to comply with applicable federal, state or local public health orders related to COVID-19 and to continue to observe precautionary measures. Employees should:
Employees with underlying health conditions that may put them at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19 should notify their supervisors and their university’s human resources office to request reasonable accommodation. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, employees at high risk for severe illness from COVID-19 include:
As Missouri S&T moves forward with plans to resume full in-person operations in Fall 2020, campus leaders will continue to consult with local, federal and state health officials and agencies and will continue to develop contingency plans to adapt to any potential changes in the COVID-19 situation for our area.
Read the updated UM System policy.