The University's plan to Protect the Pack: Policies and procedures for on-campus work

Policies and procedures for on campus work

 

In alignment with Gov. Steve Sisolak’s direction regarding the Roadmap to Recovery for Nevada, the University is adopting the following policies and procedures to adhere with State of Nevada regulations, beginning on May 29 and continuing until further notice. This document will be updated to coincide with new directives from the state.

The information below states policies and procedures as the University resumes some in-person campus operations. Every employee, student employee, contractor and affiliate on campus must adhere to these policies and procedures as well as any specific requirements for the department, class or activity operating on campus.


Operations overview

Employees returning to work must adhere to Policies and Procedures for On Campus Work for All Employees. On campus work refers to any work performed at any University office, property, field work or sponsored event.

Working remotely: Most employees will continue working remotely with a gradual return to campus University divisions and colleges will provide direction to employees for their return to working on-campus.

Alternative campus operations: Alternative campus operations continue with an increasing number of employees working on campus.

Building access: University buildings will gradually return to customary hours.

Classes and instruction: Beginning July 1, classes in the second term of summer will be taught via a combination of online, hybrid and in-person instruction following state guidelines on social distancing (maximum gatherings of 25 and 6 foot distancing).

Required online COVID-19 training: All employees are required to complete online training, General COVID-19 Training for University Personnel, with subject-specific modules appropriate for their group. Supervisors are required to complete the online Supervisor’s Training for COVID-19.

Reentry to Campus Certification form (COVID): The Reentry to Campus Certification form replaces the Daily Health Assessment and only needs to be completed one time. Supervisors can verify the completion of the form in Workday and are responsible for ensuring the form is completed.

Do not report to work when feeling ill, particularly if symptoms include cough (excluding chronic cough due to known medical condition), shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, or at least two of the following symptoms: fever of 100.4 or greater, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell.

Safety on campus

 

Employees returning to work must adhere to Policies and Procedures for On Campus Work for All Employees. On campus work refers to any work performed at any University office, property, field work or sponsored event.

Social distancing: Social distancing of at least six feet is required at all times, unless a task requires workers to be in closer proximity for only the duration of the task.

Face coverings: Face coverings are required for all employees, unless not advisable by a healthcare professional, against documented industry best practices, or not permitted by federal or state laws/ regulations, in all areas except when an employee is alone in an private office space, removed in order to eat and drink, and unless not advisable by a healthcare professional, against documented industry best practices, or not permitted by federal or state laws/regulations. This includes the use of facial coverings by faculty, staff and students in any type of in-person classroom instruction at at University office, property, field work or sponsored event. This also applies to visitors on campus.

Gatherings of up to twenty five (25) people: Gatherings of up to twenty five people are allowed if social distancing is maintained. Face coverings must be worn.

Break rooms: Employee break areas may be used if six feet is maintained between occupants. Face coverings may be removed for eating and drinking in the break areas, provided six feet of distancing is maintained. Communal refrigerators, coffee makers, microwaves, dishes, etc. may not be used. Supervisors must post procedures for use of water coolers/dispensers and other equipment.

Restroom use: Employees should be especially aware of social distancing in restrooms. When entering a restroom assess the occupancy and if social distancing (6 feet) cannot be achieved wait outside the restroom until other people exit.

Vehicle sharing: No more than two people allowed in a vehicle. Face coverings must be worn.

Interviews: Online interviewing of applicants will continue with no campus visits.

Travel: Domestic travel and international travel will follow CDC and State Department Guidelines.

Visitors to campus: An increase in visitors and public access can be expected. Departments and programs sponsoring visitors must ensure social distancing protocol is followed.

Contractors: Contractors on campus are required to follow OSHA and the Governor’s directives.

Supervisor responsibilities

Supervisors or designee must maintain a log of people in the work area on a daily basis.

Supervisors must ensure that employees:

  1. have completed the required General COVID-19 Training for University Personnel before beginning to work on campus *
  2. complete the Reentry to Campus Certification form (COVID)
  3. follow the Policies and Procedures for On Campus Work
  4. are informed of special safety protocols specific to the work environment
  5. are provided guidance on break rooms and common equipment

*On campus work refers to any work performed at any University office, property, field work or sponsored event.

Steps to take with suspected or positive COVID-19 case

 

The following must be followed in the event of COVID-19 symptoms, exposure or a positive test:

Students/employees must stay home or leave work immediately if COVID-19-like symptoms develop. You are encouraged to call your health care provider for an assessment and possible COVID-19 testing.

Students/employees with a positive test. If you have a positive test, you are encouraged to fill out a COVID-19 reporting form to assist with contact tracing.

Students/employees who have had close contact  with someone diagnosed with COVID-19. You should self-quarantine for 14 days. A close contact is defined as anyone who was within six (6) feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes starting from 48 hours before the person began feeling sick until the time the patient was isolated.

Students/employees who have been a contact of a contact. You do not need to self-quarantine or leave work or class.

Students/employees with mild and to moderate symptoms. Individuals with mild to moderate symptoms who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 should stay home and self-isolate until the following:

  1. At least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared and
  2. At least 24 hours have passed since last fever without fever-reducing medication and
  3. Symptoms have improved

Students/employees with severe or critical illness or who are severely immunocompromised. Individuals with severe or critical illness or who are severely immunocompromised should stay home and self-isolate until the following:

  1. At least 20 days have passed since symptoms first appeared and
  2. At least 24 hours have passed since last fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and
  3. Symptoms have improved

Students/employees who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 who are asymptomatic. Individuals who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 who are asymptomatic should stay home and self-isolate for 10 days after their positive test.