June 30, 2020

To: Faculty, Staff, and Students
From: Janet P. Broiles, Chief of Staff
RE: Return to Campus Protocols Date: June 30, 2020

As you are aware, we are gearing up to welcome our students back this fall. In the current environment, the health and safety of the students, faculty, and staff remain our top priority. To that end, we have taken several important steps that are consistent with the requests of government leaders and health officials.

Effective immediately, face coverings are required for all students and employees in indoor common areas on campus. Common areas include but are not limited to hallways, lobbies, stairwells, restrooms, dining halls, classrooms, fitness centers, and breakrooms.

Employees are required to have a replacement mask on hand in the event the face- covering becomes wet or soiled.

All employees are required to complete a daily self-screening before arriving at work. If you answer yes to any of the questions on the self-screening questionnaire, STAY HOME, and follow the steps below:
  1. Notify your supervisor that you need to take sick leave.
  2. Notify the UAPB/Human Resources response team at COVID19@uapb.edu. Additionally, If you start feeling sick during your shift, follow steps 1 and 2 above.

While these steps are not convenient for any of us, we want you to know that UAPB cares about its students, faculty, and staff and holds your well-being in high regard. We believe these steps will help reduce the spread of the virus while continuing to serve the educational needs of our students. Additional information on the distribution of PPE is forthcoming.