INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL

We have suspended all University-sponsored/funded international travel until further notice.

An employee can request an exception from the President. Exceptions will only be granted in rare circumstances.

OUT-OF-STATE TRAVEL

University-sponsored/funded domestic travel outside the State of Indiana for faculty, staff, and students is suspended. An exception can be requested from the appropriate Vice President or Dean. When making decisions regarding requests for exceptions, Vice Presidents and Deans will consider the destination, reason for travel, duration, and how important it is to the University’s mission.

IN-STATE TRAVEL

University-sponsored/funded travel within the State of Indiana is allowable in a manner consistent with standard University and departmental policies and practices. However, utilizing alternatives to physical travel is encouraged where practicable (e.g., having a phone conference instead of traveling off campus for a face-to-face meeting). In addition, based on future governmental directives and guidance, the University may further restrict University-sponsored/funded travel to higher-risk areas within Indiana as the pandemic progresses. 

Information Technology provides resources and information for you if you need to work from home or teach students remotely. Learn more.

Employees are responsible for consistent sanitizing of surfaces in and around their offices. Facilities Planning and Management will continue to provide routine removal of trash and carpet sweeping.

Refer students who are on campus and suspect they may have been exposed to COVID-19 to call the Student Health Center for an appointment. The Health Center will follow established protocols. If the student tests positive for COVID-19, the Dean of Students will be notified as appropriate.

Yes, you may qualify for a leave of absence. Contact Brittany Busko to apply. You may be eligible for pay under the federal Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act, your own accrued time off, or short-term disability if you are medically unable to work due to COVID-19.

As with other forms of Influenza or contagious illnesses such as colds, maintaining a reasonable distance from the person is a starting point.

Other suggestions include:

  • Do not shake hands or make other physical contact.
  • Offer the individual a mask if you have one or a tissue and ask the person to cover their mouth and nose if they should need to cough or sneeze.
  • Use a sanitary wipe after the person has left to wipe those areas of your work station that the person has touched.
  • There may be situations in which a meeting can be rescheduled to a time when the person is feeling better or the business can be conducted by phone or email. Do not hesitate to offer this suggestion if it is appropriate.
  • You may not require the student or employee to self-isolate, but you can bring the situation to the attention of your unit head for further investigation.