As we outline the Covid safety protocols for the fall semester, it is imperative that you take care of both your physical and mental well-being. The relentlessness of the pandemic workday has taken a toll on our individual and collective well-being and we can only care for our students if we are also caring for ourselves. Take time for yourself, work with each other to take non-priority projects off your to-do list and take care of each other. Please take a moment to review the resources at the end of this document and talk with your supervisor or Human Resources if you need additional support.
Required Testing for All Employees, Results Deadline Aug. 27
All faculty and staff must be tested at the start of the semester regardless of vaccination status.
- On-campus testing will be offered Aug. 19 through Aug. 25.
- Anyone unable to attend on-campus testing must provide a negative Covid test result to Human Resources.
Any faculty or staff member that does not participate in on-campus testing or provide a negative Covid test by Aug. 27 at noon, will not be permitted to work until a negative test result is received.
Weekly Testing for Unvaccinated Employees
Faculty and staff who have not submitted vaccination cards to Human Resources are required to complete a weekly status form and provide a weekly negative Covid test result to Human Resources.
- Beginning the week of Aug. 30, a negative COVID test must be submitted to Human Resources every Thursday by noon. The form can be found here.
- Test results must be submitted even when you are on vacation to ensure that you are negative before returning to campus.
- Employees who do not submit test results by the deadline will be suspended without pay until the test result is received and will also receive progressive discipline that could lead to termination.
Employees in non-exempt positions should record the testing time as hours worked on their timesheets.
To assist employees with the testing requirement, the university has purchased antigen self-test kits that can be administered at home. Kits may be picked up in the Human Resources Office on the first floor of Selinsgrove Hall.
Faculty and staff who choose to participate in the Global Opportunities Program as GO directors and traveling with students are required to be fully vaccinated.
All employees are strongly encouraged to be vaccinated. Still have questions? Talk to your doctor or pharmacist about the benefits of the vaccine and medical concerns you have.
Vaccination Sites – walk-ins and appointments
- CVS Pharmacy, Selinsgrove
- Weis Pharmacy, Selinsgrove
- Giant, Selinsgrove
- Walmart, Selinsgrove
Contact Tracing & Positive Test Results
Faculty and staff must report any positive Covid test results to Human Resources by calling x4024. Human Resources will conduct on-campus contact tracing in accordance with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations. See more
With students returning to campus, employees are encouraged to work on campus as much as possible. However, the Telework Policy is still in effect and requires supervisor approval. Any employee working remote on a full-time basis for the fall semester must notify Human Resources by completing this form. We need to track remote workers for testing and payroll purposes.
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.
Travel and Campus Visitors
At this time, university travel is still permitted. Employees must follow campus safety protocols when traveling, including masking while indoors. Campus visitors are also permitted – they are strongly encouraged to be vaccinated and must follow campus safety protocols, including masking while indoors.
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
We understand that life can be tough. When your responsibilities start to feel overwhelming, it’s important to reach out for help. You can lean on your free and confidential EAP for support.
EAP Option 1: New Directions
Enter your login code: Susquehanna (not case sensitive)
EAP Option 2: The Standard
- Work/Life Referrals
- Financial Consultation
- Legal Consultation
- Crisis Support
- Substance Use Disorder Education
- Health Resource Library
- Training & Webinars
- and more…
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, please contact Human Resources at 570-372-4024
Mark your calendars: Flu Vaccines
Seasonal flu shots will be offered to employees on-campus at no cost on Oct. 15 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Registration details will be posted on mySU and Faculty/Staff Weekly.