In response to direction from Gov. Sisolak and Chancellor Reilly over the past 24 hours, the University has implemented immediate procedures so that all non-essential employees and operations at the University cease as of March 18, for at least 30 days. There will be no access by the general public. Access to campus will be available to faculty, staff and students attending to critical functions of the University who have their own building keys or cards.
This closure includes any operations that may currently be open on campus, such as the fitness center, athletic facilities, vendors, and other locations where any group may socialize. These actions are being made to further reduce the number of employees who are on campus to essential employees who must have a physical presence on campus. Other than those employees who are designated as essential, our employees are directed by Gov. Sisolak and Chancellor Reilly to stay at home, work remotely, and to practice social distancing.
Human Resources has prepared guidelines for all academic and administrative operating units for the decision-making process of designating employees as: “Employees on Campus,” “Employees Working Remotely” and “Administrative Leave.” It is imperative today that all supervisors, chairs or managers inform employees, including student employees, of their designation. Depending on job responsibilities and business operational needs, an employee’s status may change at any time from one designation to another.
In general, in making these decisions, the University is emphasizing: Employees working on campus should take precautions to avoid exposure and be vigilant of CDC protocols. Employees who can work remotely, other than those providing minimal coverage on campus, should do so effective today. The University has provided Guidelines for Working Remotely and Working Remotely Resources from the Office of Information Technology. Employees who need not report to campus and cannot work remotely should be placed on Administrative Leave Time Off with Pay. Employees on administrative leave should enter Administrative Leave Time Off with Pay in Workday.