As outlined in the Covid Protocols, it is imperative that you take care of both your physical and mental well-being. Make time for yourself, be aware of resources, and talk with your supervisor or Human Resources if you need additional support.
Faculty and staff seeking an accommodation as a result of a qualified disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) should have their medical provider complete this form. Upon receipt of a request, we will engage in an interactive process to determine whether an accommodation that allows for the continuation of the essential functions of the job is reasonably available.
Employees without qualified disabilities who believe they are at higher risk for acquiring Covid-19 may request additional employment flexibility by working directly with their department head/supervisor or by contacting Human Resources.
Campus visitors are also permitted — they are strongly encouraged to be fully vaccinated and must follow campus safety protocols, including masking while indoors. (Student overnight guests have further requirements.)
Health and Wellness Resources
ConnectCare3 is a team of patient advocates, registered nurses, certified health coaches and a registered dietitian. ConnectCare3’s clinical services help covered employees and dependents on their wellness journey by providing education and support to navigate the complex healthcare system and manage their diagnosis.
Employee Assistance Programs (EAP)
All benefits-eligible employees can participate in Susquehanna’s Employee Assistance Program at no cost. EAP services can help with depression, grief, loss and emotional well-being among other things and includes unlimited counseling 24/7 by phone or online as well as up to six free face-to-face sessions.
EAP assistance is available when you need it. Contact information for both programs is listed below.
Caring Colleagues Fund
The primary purpose of the Caring Colleagues Fund is to provide timely assistance to employees in immediate need of essentials such as food, clothing, shelter and transportation. If you or someone you know is in need of this assistance, contact Human Resources at 570-372-4024
Free At-home Covid-19 Tests from the Federal Government
Households may order free at-home test kits from the government at covidtests.gov. There are no shipping costs and you do not need to enter a credit card number. Anyone receiving these free tests are prohibited from seeking any reimbursement for them from their insurance company.
Reimbursement for Over-the-counter, At-home & Diagnostic Tests
Under federal guidance, people with Susquehanna-sponsored or individual health insurance coverage can seek reimbursement for the purchase of over-the-counter Covid-19 tests from their employer group or health insurer. Note that the mandate does not cover testing required by Susquehanna.
Reimbursements require a copy of your receipt and the UPC on the box of the test kit.
Over-the-counter, at-home, diagnostic tests that are approved by the FDA may qualify for reimbursement up to 8 test kits per 30-day period for each covered member (ex. a family of four can be reimbursed for 32 tests per month).
Use this link to see the full list of acceptable at home tests.
Geisinger and Highmark have procedures in place to comply with the mandate, however, they are not the same procedures so be sure to read the information below for details.