Information for Faculty & Staff

 

Checklist for Employees

Review this COVID-19 Daily Self-Check Checklist every day before reporting to work.

If you reply YES to any of the below questions, stay home and follow the steps as outlined.

  • Step 1: Contact your healthcare provider
  • Step 2: Contact your manager to notify them of your absence or to discuss options to work remotely
  • Step 3: Report your illness to Goucher

If you begin displaying symptoms consistent with COVID-19 during the workday, immediately isolate yourself and notify your manager that you need to leave. Go home and then complete steps 1 and 3 as outlined above.

Daily Self-Check Questions


  • Do you have a fever (temperature over 100.3◦ F) without having taken any fever reducing medications? □ Yes  □ No

  • Have your lost your sense of smell or taste? □ Yes  □ No

  • Are you experiencing any muscle aches? □ Yes  □ No

  • Do you have a sore throat? □ Yes  □ No

  • Do you have a cough? □ Yes  □ No

  • Are you experiencing shortness of breath? □ Yes  □ No

  • Do you have chills? □ Yes  □ No

  • Do you have a headache? □ Yes  □ No

  • Have you experienced any gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, or loss of appetite? □ Yes  □ No

  • Have you or anyone you have been in close contact with been diagnosed with COVID-19, or been placed on quarantine for possible contact with COVID-19? □ Yes  □ No

  • Have you been asked or advised to self-isolate or quarantine by a medical professional or local public health official? □ Yes  □ No

If you replied YES to any of these questions, stay home and follow the steps outlined above.

Working Safely On-Campus

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 eight

Working Safely


  • Practice physical distancing: stay six feet 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 office/program expectations as outlined in various communications and signage.
  • For more information, review HR's guide to Working Safely On-campus for Employees and Managers (PDF).

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 work continuity plans or concerns for your office or program.
  • 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.