Update on Plans for Employees to Return to Campus

Human Resources and Environmental Health & Safety, along with several other departments, continue to  work on creating a comprehensive plan as we welcome back  employees to campus in a phased approach and in accordance with New York State guidelines. Several components need to be in place to ensure Clarkson continues to provide a safe campus.  Employees will be contacted by their managers when they are able to return to work. If you are able to return to work, managers will review the new implemented procedures that must be followed. Please see below for the guidelines and you may also review by following this link: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1UBXxAjRGNa7bW77HGDt89BgG5FVFlNHu    

There are Four Phases to reopening the State. The North Country and Capital Region are currently in  Phase Two –Return of Professional Services and Administrative Support.  For more information on Reopening New York State please visit:  https://forward.ny.gov/industries-reopening-phase

Until further notice, all Potsdam employees approved to be on campus must enter and exit through the Foster House entrance.

All employees will be required to complete training upon their return to review necessary actions and expectations while on campus to allow us to provide a safe working environment and decrease the potential of exposure/transmission of COVID-19. Training is cooridated with Erica Arnold (earnold@clarkson.edu) once approved for return to work.

Among these expectations, the following must be adhered to by all employees who are permitted to enter campus and must be followed daily.

·        Individuals must take their temperature daily at home, before reporting to work.

·        Individuals must complete Clarkson’s daily COVID-19 employee screening questionnaire prior to the start of your shift. This can be done by:

o   Using the following link: https://forms.gle/XD9LyTnzaB9swi9q9;

o   Scanning this QR code, which will be posted on the entrance to each building; or

o   Calling Human Resources (315-268-6497) during business hours or Campus Safety & Security (315-268-6666) during after hours.

·        Social distancing, which includes maintaining 6 feet between you and others, must be practiced whenever feasible.

·        Face coverings that meet CDC guidelines and cover the nose and mouth are required any time you are in a public space within a building (ex. hallway, restroom) and any time you are not able to maintain 6 feet clearance from another individual.

·        Clarkson will be issuing all employees 2 cloth face masks upon their return.

In addition, employees may not report to work or enter any building if:

You have symptoms of a respiratory illness, such as a temperature of 100.4°F or greater, cough, trouble breathing, or otherwise feel ill

You  have been near anyone diagnosed with or suspected of having the COVID-19 coronavirus within the last 14 days.

You have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 14 days, or have you been instructed by a health care professional/public health official/contact tracing app to self-isolate or quarantine.

You have, or anyone you live with, traveled outside New York State, or to an area within New York State that is not in phase two of NY’s Reopening Plan (ex. Mid-Hudson, Long Island, NYC) in the last 14 days. 

You have not been approved to return to work yet.

If you have any questions, please direct them to Human Resources at clarksonhr@clarkson.edu.

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