Are there any specific policies or procedures for faculty or staff related to the coronavirus?
Faculty and staff are encouraged to stay home if they are sick and must follow time and attendance policies and procedures, even with the new guidelines in place.
Do not report to work if you are experiencing symptoms of illness associated with the COVID-19 virus (such as fever, cough, shortness of breath or respiratory infection/distress). If you are experiencing symptoms, you should call your healthcare provider and self-quarantine as a precaution, until you receive medical advice.
If any employee wishes to discuss an underlying health condition as it relates to the coronavirus, please contact Melissa Proulx or Jennifer Murray, Human Resources.
What if I need to take a leave?
Employees should follow normal time and attendance procedures and contact Human Resources to discuss leave options.
I have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. What should I do?
You must follow the St. Lawrence County Department of Health guidelines for quarantine. You can review the guidelines here. Should you need to quarantine, the attestation that must be submitted to Human Resources can be found here.
Who should I notify if I am diagnosed with COVID-19?
You should then contact Melissa Proulx at (315) 267-2086 or Jennifer Murray at (315) 267-2492 in Human Resources as soon as possible. Please be advised that the College reserves the right to request medical documentation. If you have administered an at home COVID-19 test, you must report those results to the St. Lawrence County Department of Health within 48 hours of the positive results. You can report your at home test here. Employees must complete the attestation for isolation should they test positive. The attestation must be submitted to Human Resources. Employees should complete the attestation for all positive COVID-19 results. You will find the isolation attestation here.
Do I have to disclose my underlying health condition to my supervisor?
No. Supervisors are encouraged to speak with employees to discuss any concerns that the employee may have about the safety of the workplace and actions the College is taking to help ensure a safe workplace. The Department of Environmental Health and Safety can also be contacted to discuss any workplace safety concerns. Supervisors should not ask employees specific questions about their health history or current health condition, nor should they seek out employees with whom they suspect may have a current health condition. Employees with health-related concerns should contact their personal healthcare provider for their advice and direction in regard to reporting to work. The employee should then contact Melissa Proulx at (315) 267-2086 or Jennifer Murray at (315) 267-2492 for further discussion related to their situation and needs.
I need mental health support in coping with this crisis. Where can I go for help?
The College Counseling Center has put together a list of resources to help both employees and students. If you need support for your mental health, please call the Counseling Center at (315) 267-2330. The College Counseling Center is offering one-time video meetings for support and advice for faculty and staff, and can also offer a list of private practitioners for ongoing counseling. The Governor’s Office has also established a free hotline staffed by volunteer mental health professionals, available anytime by calling 1 (844) 863-9314.