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Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Response

August 13 - Planning for Employees Return to Campus

Dear Wright State employees,

We want to share with you the progress we are making in planning to bring some employees back to work on Wright State University’s Dayton and Lake Campuses in a phased approach. The deans and vice presidents have been working with their unit leadership teams and business managers to determine what work should be completed on campus, given business needs, and what work can continue to be done remotely. The guiding principle continues to be that tasks that can be done effectively remotely should continue to be done remotely. They received a planning spreadsheet to help them create their unit plans that include which employees should physically report to work on campus and which employees will continue to work remotely.

Where feasible, accommodations will be considered for people at higher risk of severe illness, including older individuals and those with serious underlying health conditions, and people with household members at higher risk of severe illness.

Completed unit plans must be submitted to the Administrative and Operations Subcommittee by August 21, 2020, for review and approval. Plans will be reviewed as quickly as possible.

As part of the Return to Work review process, the following requirements also must be met:

  • The “Return to Campus Awareness” training and acknowledgment webform must be completed by all employees “planned” to return to work. All employees may complete this training now, in anticipation of returning to work at some future date.
  • The Physical Distancing Assessment Tool has been submitted.
  • The facilities assessment checklist has been completed.
  • Cleaning supplies are available in cleaning stations within the work environment.
  • Physical distancing aids (such as floor decals, taping, and plexiglas dividers) have been ordered and installed if required.

Once the subcommittee approves the unit plan and all requirements are met, supervisors will receive an email that authorizes them to begin asking their employees to return to work on campus. The employee will receive an email with the date and time they are scheduled to return to work on campus, as well as reminders about the Return to Campus Awareness training and safety protocols.

Employees also are encouraged to read the Guide for Returning to Work, which includes much useful information, such as working in office environments, meals, shared break rooms/kitchens, building access, maintaining physical distance, daily self-assessments, and more.

The health and safety of our campus community remains our top priority as we move forward. Thank you again for your patience, flexibility and hard work as we approach reopening campus in stages.

Take care and stay safe.

Administrative and Operations
COVID-19 Subcommittee