All staff are expected to comply fully with the policies, protocols and guidelines.
- On or just prior to the first day of work on campus, employees must attest, confidentially and securely, that they are not experiencing COVID-related symptoms. Employees will affirm their understanding of the responsibility to self-monitor for any symptoms each day before reporting to work, and to adhere to current university-established protocols and procedures based upon public health guidance.
- Wear a face mask or cloth face covering at all times while in a shared work space/room. Face masks/cloth coverings are not required when people are outdoors unless they are seated within 6 feet of another person.
- Employees working in areas where items are exchanged (such as store fronts, dining, points of sale, residence halls, any high-touch areas, etc.) will receive training on COVID-19 hygiene and cleaning protocols, including the wearing of face masks/cloth coverings and gloves.
- Observe occupancy limits and avoid crowding of breakrooms.
- Stay abreast of university policies and communications regarding COVID-19 and public health recommendations.
- Take reasonable steps to comply with guidelines on sanitation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Mississippi State Department of Health.
- If symptoms develop, stay home (or leave the workplace) and notify the supervisor.
- Report any safety and health concerns to your supervisors and/or appropriate representatives on campus.
- All vulnerable individuals, including all elderly individuals (age 65 or older per CDC guidelines) and individuals with serious underlying health conditions, including high blood pressure, chronic lung disease, diabetes, obesity, asthma, and those whose immune systems are compromised as such by chemotherapy for cancer or any other condition requiring such therapy, are encouraged to work remotely when possible. Employees with one or more of these health conditions or another condition or disability that puts them at higher risk should contact Human Resources. A reasonable inquiry as to the condition may be made to determine appropriate and safe work situations for the employee.
- If you require some flexibility, speak with your supervisor to develop a plan that achieves work goals and meets your needs.
- Avoid using other employees’ phones, desks, offices, or other work tools and equipment when possible.