Designated non-essential employees may be on campus with staggered schedules when fall semester begins

University Communication to Faculty and Staff
Distributed: 07/01/2020
Posted: 07/02/2020

Dear Carlow University Community,

The COVID-19 Re-Entry and Resiliency Implementation Team is now working with several departmental sub-groups throughout the University to begin implementation of all aspects of the University re-entry plan.


We recognize that there has been an increased number of COVID-19 cases reported in Allegheny County and there is a notable level of uncertainty as to how this could affect the state’s current green phase. University leadership continues to actively work with the PA Department of Health, the Allegheny County Health Department, Mayor Peduto’s office, and the Pittsburgh Council of Higher Education to keep abreast of all the latest developments and their potential impact on higher education.

Fall return to campus

The University is still planning to return to campus in the fall while working within the guidelines of the CDC, the Allegheny County Health Department, and the Common Good noted within the “Re-Entry and Resiliency Plan.” Comprehensive, detailed communications are underway. They will include, but not be limited to, health and safety instructions on campus; monitoring, testing, quarantine and contact tracing; guidelines for classrooms, offices, common areas, etc.; residential housing and dining guidance; and employee information. Look for release of this information on the University’s website the week of July 13.

Non-essential employees working remotely

Until further notice, all non-essential employees will continue to work in a remote capacity. In accordance with the guidelines of the CDC, the Allegheny County Health Department, and the Common Good principles, staggered work schedules for designated non-essential employees may be offered after the campus reopens. As previously shared, non-essential employees currently working remotely will receive a least two-weeks’ notice of any return to work schedules. All employees should work with their departmental manager for guidance on work status matters in the interim.

Staying safe on campus this summer: faculty, staff, visitors, and vendors

We recognize that non-essential faculty and staff may need to come on campus during the summer. Employees are permitted to utilize their office space and should disinfect it after leaving using the cleaning supplies that are visibly present throughout all buildings. If they need to utilize a common area or meeting room, they are required to contact Bert Garcia in Facilities 24 hours prior to their arrival so that arrangements can be made to disinfect the area after use.

Additionally, all faculty and staff are required to contact Police Dispatch at 412-578-6005 at least 24 hours before arriving on campus, check in on the third floor of Frances Warde Hall upon arrival, and check out at departure.

We encourage you to continue reading these important weekly email updates as a reliable source of information and to regularly visit our website for a complete listing of all COVID-19-related University Communications that have been disseminated since February’s end. These are all viewable to the public.

Have a safe and enjoyable 4th of July Holiday.


The COVID-19 Re-Entry and Resiliency Implementation Team