This page was last updated 09/10/2020


Question: Are faculty and staff on campus now that students have returned for the fall semester?

Answer: Yes. Some are. Faculty who are designated to teach on-campus classes have returned. However, all non-essential employees continue to work in a remote capacity. In accordance with the guidelines of the CDC, the Allegheny County Health Department and the Common Good noted within the Re-Entry and Resiliency Plan, staggered work schedules for some designated non-essential employees are in place on campus.


Question: Are faculty and staff responsible for parking pass payments?

Answer: There are no faculty and staff parking fees for fall 2020 for employees who had tags prior to the beginning of the fall semester. New employees should work with HR for issuance of a new permit. Adjunct faculty should visit Police Dispatch to complete an application.


Question: What type of safety precautions do I need to take, and what type of personal protection equipment (PPE) do I need to use if I am working on campus?

Answer: All employees (faculty and staff), students and visitors are required to wear masks at all times while on campus - unless the employee or student is alone in an office or dormitory room. Carlow University is providing two reusable face masks to all employees. Visit Police Dispatch on Frances Warde Hall to receive them. Police Dispatch is also assisting individuals who have been designated to receive a face shield.

Visit the Health and Safety Guidelines section of our website for additional information.


Question: What if a faculty or staff member is on campus and starts presenting with a low-grade fever or other COVID-19 related symptom?

Answer: The impacted employee should alert his/her supervisor and go home if sick. They are requested to contact their physician and Human Resources on their status. Faculty members will be provided with collegial coverage of their classes as necessary in consultation with their Dean/ Chair.


Question: Is there special paid sick time and protected leave for faculty or staff who contract COVID-19?

Answer: Yes. Carlow University will allow up to 80 hours of additional paid time off if faculty or staff contracts COVID-19. The Request for Paid COVID-19 Leave Form must be completed and submitted to the Human Resources Office.

Additionally, diagnosed faculty and staff should request Short Term Disability paperwork immediately after diagnosis. As required under the Family and Medical Leave Act, eligible employees will be provided with unpaid job-protected and benefit-protected leave, as applicable.


Question: Has the University lifted travel restrictions for faculty and staff?

Answer: Business-related travel has been suspended until further notice. Individuals who personally travel or plan to travel to high risk COVID-19 areas should notify the Human Resources Department.


Question: Are there guidelines for employees’ personal travel?

Answer: The University is recommending a personal quarantine period after travel if employees visit hot spots. They are asked to notify both their supervisor and Human Resources and work, or continue to work, remotely, if possible.


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