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Coronavirus Updates

Faculty Staff FAQ

When do I have to wear a mask?

Masks are an essential part of keeping our campus safe from COVID-19. Both the Governor and LSUS Chancellor have issued directives that mask usage is mandatory. You must wear a mask covering your nose and mouth inside all LSUS campus buildings. Masks are required on campus to enter campus buildings, to include classrooms, hallways, bathrooms and common rooms/shared spaces. They are also required outdoors when it is not possible to maintain appropriate physical distancing of at least six feet.

What happens if I do not wear a mask?

By not wearing a mask, you are endangering yourself and others. If you do not wear a mask, you will not be admitted to your workspace and you will be asked to leave campus. If you do not have a mask, the university will provide you one free of charge.

What Should I do if I see someone NOT wearing a mask?

Please remind that individual masks are an essential part of keeping our campus safe from COVID-19. Both the Governor and LSUS Chancellor have issued directives that mask usage is mandatory. If they do not have a mask, offer them a disposable mask, or direct them to the nearest Wellness Checkpoint to access a mask.

What should I do if I have an issue that precludes me from wearing a mask?

For your safety, and the safety of others, you will not be allowed onto campus or into classrooms if you are unable to wear a face mask. If you have an issue that precludes you from wearing a mask, please contact the Human Resources to discuss potential options regarding your situation.

What should I do as a Faculty/Staff member with underlying health conditions?

Faculty/Staff with underlying health conditions should adhere to the same advice given for other high-risk populations: avoid public spaces, maintain a distance of greater than or equal to 6 feet from other people, clean surfaces with an antiviral cleaning agent- especially surfaces that are used by others, and meticulously practice good hand hygiene. Please reach out to Human Resources to secure appropriate paperwork/procedure to request accommodations.

Am I required to check in daily at a Wellness Checkpoint?

Yes. Symptom checks are essential to making sure you and others are not exposed to an individual who may have COVID-19. You must stop at one of the Wellness Checkpoints when you first arrive on campus each day. At the Wellness Checkpoint, you will receive a forehead temperature scan and if you exhibit no COVID-19 symptoms, you will be given a sticker (with date of check) to wear which indicates you are symptom free.

How do I find a Wellness Checkpoint?

Locations for Wellness Checkpoints are as follows:

  • Drive-Thru Wellness Checkpoint Site A will be a tent located in the parking lot behind the old radio station This location will help offset traffic into the Science Building & Technology Center. Hours of operation: 7:30am-5pm Monday-Thursday & 7:30am-4:30pm on Friday

  • Drive-Thru Wellness Checkpoint Site B will be a tent located in the parking lot outside University Center. This location will help offset traffic into Bronson Hall, University Center, and Business & Education. Hours of operation: 7:30am-7:00pm Monday-Thursday & 7:30am-4:30pm Friday

  • Walk-up Wellness Checkpoint #1 in the Administration Building will remain in its current place under the proposed direction of the administrative support staff in those areas. Hours of operation: During normal Administration Hours

  • Walk-up Wellness Checkpoint #2 will be set up in the Facilities Office under the proposed direction of the administrative support staff in those areas. Hours of operation: During normal Facilities Office Hours 

  • Walk-up Wellness Checkpoint #3 will be set up on the first floor of the Noel Memorial Library under the proposed direction of the administrative support staff in those areas. Hours of operation: During normal Library Hours 

  • Walk-up Wellness Checkpoint #4 will be located on the first floor of the University Center at the Conference Check-in Station immediately next to the Art Gallery. Hours of operation: During normal University Center Hours 

What happens if I do not check in at a Wellness Checkpoint?

You will not be admitted to your workspace and will be directed to go through a Wellness Checkpoint before you can be admitted to campus buildings and/or classrooms.

What should I do if I see someone in my building NOT wearing proof of a Wellness Checkpoint visit?

Please remind that individual that Wellness Checkpoints are an essential part of keeping our campus safe from COVID-19. A Proof of Wellness Checkpoint visit is required on to be on our campus. Please direct them to the nearest Wellness Checkpoint.

Will our students have the option to take a F2F class online?

We will be offering many of our undergraduate classes and some graduate classes face-to-face or hybrid (that is, with some face to-face teaching with components being taught online).

How will classes be delivered this Fall?

We will have a mixture of online, hybrid, and face-to-face delivery modes.

How will we accommodate classes with large numbers of students?

Classes with more than 50 students will be offered either hybrid, or online. We have scheduled classes with fewer than 50 students in spaces that accommodate 50% capacity with the appropriate six-foot social distancing.

What should I do if I “think” I may have been exposed?

Please contact the Pandemic Action Team so that they can review and respond to the circumstances so that an informed decision can be made about how best to proceed for your safety and the safety of other.

What should I do if I test positive for COVID-19?

Notify your Supervisor immediately of your positive test results and copy Human Resources. STAY home until you are cleared by a medical authority to return to work. Provide documentation of return to work to your Supervisor and copy Human Resources.

If I am required to self-isolate how will my leave be handled?

Please provide Human Resources with documentation from an appropriate medical authority that self-isolation was necessary. A representative from Human Resources can review documentation and advise on paid time-off options.

What happens if one of my co-workers tests positive for COVID-19?

Upon notification from the Supervisor the university will investigate potential exposure. Those exposed will receive timely guidance based on current CDC exposure guidelines from the Pandemic Action Team at LSUS concerning required next steps. NOTE: It is important to understand that one positive case does not equal exposure for all members of a workspace, office or building.

Will you clean/disinfect classrooms/offices?

Departmental and Facility resources will be dedicated to daily cleaning of classrooms, high-touch surfaces, and common areas. Best practices for disinfection, according to CDC recommendations, will be followed according the specific type and use of the space.

Note: Each Faculty/Staff member has been supplied with a “starter kit” of PPE in your workspace. Your administrative group will be responsible will for replenishing supplies as we move forward.

What can I do to help my campus get through this?

  • Stay informed. The CDC, ACHA, and many state health department websites are being updated continuously, so check back regularly to see what’s new.

  • Check your email. Keep abreast of the current status of services and operations on your campus.

  • Stay home when you are ill. Immediately notify your Supervisor should you be exposed and/or test positive for COVID-19.

  • Take care of yourself and your family by following the best practice of wearing your mask and encouraging other to wear theirs too.

  • Maintain social distance from others and follow current CDC recommendations around health and travel.

  • If contacted by a Louisiana Department of Health contact tracer, respond to all questions honestly. Calls with come from LDH at this number: 877-766-2130.

 
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