Checklist for Employees

Self-screen and monitor for symptoms related to COVID-19 daily before coming to work. If you are showing any symptoms, have tested positive, or have been in close contact with anyone testing positive, do not come to work. Contact your health care provider. Notify your manager of the necessary absence and/or discuss options to work remotely.

Preparing to Return

  • Bring all Goucher College technology and equipment with you when you return to campus.
  • Let your manager know if you have concerns or are unable to return in accordance with the timeline established. Your manager will work with you and HR to discuss any available alternatives (e.g., use of vacation or sick leave, voluntary furlough leave, telecommuting, FMLA, ADA).
  • Possible reasons for inability to return include:
    • Higher risk of infection based on CDC guidelines (you do not need to disclose specifics with your manager)
    • Recent exposure to someone testing positive for COVID-19
    • Displaying symptoms related to or testing positive for COVID-19
    • Childcare issues related to COVID-19 school/childcare closure for children under the age of 8

Working Safely

  • Practice physical distancing: stay 6’ apart from others.
  • When able, avoid walk-in visitors and request appointments.
  • When able, meet virtually to include employees working remotely and for physical distancing.
  • Face-to-face meetings are strongly discouraged, and when necessary, must be limited to no more than 10 attendees.
  • Practice good hand hygiene and wear face coverings when in public spaces.
  • Regularly clean personal office and shared workspaces.
  • Be aware of and follow campus and department expectations as outlined in various communications and signage.


For Managers

  • Regarding Phases 1-4, consider your area’s workspace, workflow, and priorities. Which jobs need to return first and which can continue to be performed remotely? What options exist for staggered attendance?
  • Contact employees to discuss return to campus plans and any concerns they may have.
  • Contact HR to discuss employee alternative work arrangement (e.g., telework, alternate schedule) or leave requests, as well as any departmental work continuity plans or concerns.
  • Develop a plan and schedule for which jobs will return on-campus and when.
  • Communicate the plan and expectations with employees.


Facilities Cleaning Plan

Cleaning Kits

  • Faculty, staff, and students will help clean spaces across campus.
  • 300+ cleaning kits are being assembled and distributed to classrooms, offices, and common areas. Each kit will include paper towels, disinfectant, and cleaning instructions for proper use of the products.

Minimizing Contact

Whenever possible, Environmental Services staff contact with faculty, staff, and students will be minimized by asking employees to empty trash receptacles to a central location and then schedule a weekly cleaning of low-touch areas on campus.

High-Touch Areas

  • Environmental Services staff will enhance and increase cleaning efforts in high-touch areas across campus by providing cleanings multiple times per day.
  • Environmental Services staff will help monitor cleaning supplies across campus to ensure all areas remain fully stocked.