As outlined in the Covid Plan safety protocols, 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.


Pre-Testing at Start of Semester

  • All employees who are unvaccinated, those with symptoms or those in close contact with a Covid-positive person are required to test within five days prior to their arrival to campus for the Jan. 31 start of the spring 2022 semester. Anyone already working on campus who has symptoms or has been in close contact with a Covid-positive person within five days should also test. Faculty and staff are encouraged to obtain at-home antigen tests from a local store, which could be reimbursed by health insurance. Anyone unable to obtain a test should contact Human Resources

Testing

Test kits are available in the Human Resources office.


Vaccination Info

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, as well as boosted if eligible.

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


Remote Work

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 must notify Human Resources by completing this form. We need to track remote workers for testing and payroll purposes.


Accommodations

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 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

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
Services:

  • Counseling
  • Work/Life Referrals
  • Financial Consultation
  • Coaching
  • 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


Reimbursement for Over-the-Counter, At-Home & Diagnostic Tests

Under federal guidance, people with employer-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 effective Jan. 15. Note that the mandate does not cover testing required by the member’s workplace or school. Susquehanna University will continue to supply testing kits to employees required to test.

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).

Reimbursements require a copy of your receipt and the UPC on the box of the test kit.

Examples of FDA authorized, cleared, or approved OTC COVID-19 antigen tests include, but are not limited to:

BINAXNOW COVID-19 AG SELF TEST
CARESTART COVID19 AG HOME TEST
ELLUME COVID-19 HOME TEST
FLOWFLEX COVID-19 AG HOME TEST
IHEALTH COVID-19 AG RAPID TEST
QUICKVUE AT-HOME COVID-19 TEST

 

Use this link to see the full list of acceptable at home tests.

At this time, both Geisinger and Highmark have procedures in place to comply with the mandate; however, they are not the same procedures so please be sure to read the information below for details.


Free At-Home Covid-19 Tests from the Federal Government

Beginning Jan. 19, 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.