Updated: Monday, Aug. 10, 2020
All employees deemed essential to return to campus must wear appropriate masks or cloth face coverings and follow physical distancing guidelines in all classrooms and work settings including hallways, common areas, and other areas of congregation in public spaces when two or more people are present, both indoors and outdoors.
All employees returning to campus will be required to conduct daily self-screening of COVID-19 symptoms using the Symptom Tracker tool, which will be made available in the HIPAA-secured Health Portal prior to reporting to work on campus. Before returning to campus, all employees will also receive and complete online training in eCampus, which will address University policies and procedures related to COVID-19 sanitization, physical distancing, and practices to limit the spread of COVID-19. All employees should review the Health and Safety Measures section before returning to campus.
Employee questions related to the reopening plans can be directed to FallRestart@monmouth.edu.
In order to reduce the number of employees working in common spaces, managers should consider allowing employees to work remotely, where appropriate. Staggered schedules, including alternating days for on-campus staffing, should also be considered as an effective strategy to reduce crowding in office space. Employees should review the Health and Safety Guidelines and discuss the possibility of continued remote working arrangements with your area supervisor or vice president.
Resources and information to assist with working remotely can be found on the myMU portal. These include Multi-Factor Authentication, accessing your MU computer from off-campus, and more. Please contact the Help Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 732-923-4357.
Resources and information to assist with remote instruction may be found on the CETL myMU portal page. Technical support, including assistance with instructional technology is available from Information Management. Contact the Help Desk by email email@example.com or phone 732-923-4357 with additional technology questions.
Information regarding the Faculty Association of Monmouth University (FAMCO) and the Faculty Council is available online.
Meeting & Gathering Guidelines
Physical distancing will be implemented in all instructional settings, work settings, and areas of congregation, both indoors and outdoors. It is suggested that:
- Meetings involving only employees, or employees and people outside of the University, should be held using remote tools such as Zoom.
- If it is necessary to hold meetings in-person, faculty and staff are asked to limit the number of attendees present, wear face coverings, and ensure that all individuals are able to appropriately physical distance (i.e., six feet apart).
The Health and Safety Measures section outlining all suggested physical distancing measures, can be found online.
EAP – Counseling
Barnabas Health Management Services provides the University with an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) including a Work/Life Benefit through the OneSource Program. The EAP provides our full-time and part-time employees and their family members living in their household assistance with matters such as stress, depression, and grief issues, and also provides resources to help in finding access to healthcare, childcare, eldercare, financial matters, legal concerns, or even pet care.
Given the fluid nature of the national and international COVID-19 situation, nonessential travel should be avoided. Employees who are traveling must adhere to CDC and New Jersey travel recommendations and associated quarantines. If traveling within the United States, employees must adhere to state-by-state guidelines for travel and quarantine, particularly on return.
International travelers returning to campus and travelers from high risk states so designated by the State of New Jersey will be required to self-quarantine for 14 days as per CDC guidelines. Employees on self-quarantine will use their own leave time.
If an employee believes travel on behalf of the University is warranted, the arrangements must first be reviewed and approved by the vice president of their division. Self-reporting of travel to high-risk areas is required for the duration of the academic year, including over the breaks; staff will report to the Office of Human Resources and faculty should inform their department chair.
The University’s plans and protocols are subject to change in response to evolving guidance from local, state, and federal government and public health officials. We will continue to update this website regularly and encourage you to check back often for the most up-to-date information.