Here are some recent COVID updates for the UP community:
Required COVID-19 Training: OSHA is requiring that all employees complete a COVID-19 training. If you did not attend one of the Zoom trainings offered last week, please do the training on Moodle at: COVID-19 Training on Moodle.
Required COVID-19 Assessment: OSHA is requiring that employers gather work-related risk assessments related to COVID-19. All faculty and staff, whether you work on campus or are teleworking, are requested to fill out the assessment at: Covid-19 Risk Assessment. After a faculty or staff member fills out this form, it will be forwarded to their supervisor to review and approve. If you have questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Non-Essential Travel & Quarantine Requirements: This is the guidance from the State of Oregon about non-essential travel and quarantine: “To fight the rapid spread of COVID-19, the governors of Oregon, Washington, and California issued travel advisories urging visitors entering their states or returning home from travel outside these states to self-quarantine. The advisories urge against non-essential out-of-state travel, ask people to self-quarantine for 14 days after arriving from another state or country, and encourage residents to stay local.” Oregon’s travel advisory does not apply to people who cross state borders for “essential travel,” including work, study, critical infrastructure support, supply chains, economic services, health, immediate medical care and safety and security. See more at this link.
All members of the UP community are strongly encouraged to follow COVID-19 related guidance from the State of Oregon.
Please note, if an employee is quarantining after engaging in non-essential travel and the employee is unable to telework during the quarantine period, the employee can use any accrued and available regular sick time and vacation time for related absences from work. COVID sick time is only applicable for COVID-19 related absences approved by HR such as when an employee is sick with COVID-19, tested positive for COVID-19, or needs to quarantine due to potential exposure to COVID-19.
Additional travel-related guidance from UP is here: travel related guidance.
Clarifications to Frequently Asked Questions
FAQ 1: Someone I had in-person contact with – such as a family member – has a COVID-19 symptom, but I don’t know if this person has COVID-19. What should I do?
Answer: Please stay home and contact Human Resources – text or call (971) 276-6854 or email email@example.com. Please do not come to campus until Human Resources approves.
FAQ 2: I telework 100% and tested positive for or was potentially exposed to COVID-19. What should I do?
Answer: Please contact Human Resources – text or call (971) 276-6854 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. It is helpful for Human Resources to be contacted for several reasons. First, some teleworking employees have had in-person contact with someone who works on campus, and the communication with Human Resources has helped the employee remember and share this information. Also, if a teleworking employee gets sick, Human Resources can provide support by applying COVID sick time and connecting the employee to other resources such as the Employee Assistance Program.
FAQ 3: A student employee may have COVID-19 or may have been exposed to it. What should I do?
Answer: Please contact Human Resources – text or call (971) 276-6854 or email email@example.com. The student employee’s supervisor should contact Human Resources directly in case the student employee forgets to do so. Also, please ask the student employee to not come to campus until Human Resources approves.
FAQ 4: I have a COVID-19 related question or situation, but I’m not sure what to do. What should I do?
Answer: Please contact Human Resources – text or call (971) 276-6854 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. If we cannot answer your question, we will connect you with the appropriate resource on campus.