Faculty & Staff

Welcome to the 2021-2022 academic year. As COVID-19 continues to evolve, the Ship community will remain flexible and adapt when necessary to protect the health and well-being of all.  
Guidance for All Employees [PDF]Important University Announcements [news.ship.edu]

 Vaccination Clinics

All employees are highly encouraged to get vaccinated. Clinics are available on campus beginning on August 15. 

View the full clinic schedule  or sign up directly at: calendly.com/shipr3testing/covid-19-vaccination-first-shot

 

Mask Guidance

Employees (those who have not exceeded 2 weeks after the second COVID-19 vaccination dose) are asked to wear a mask while indoors and outdoors if in close proximity to others and cannot maintain a safe distance. There will be meetings, gatherings and other events throughout the year where vaccinated and unvaccinated community members are encouraged to practice appropriate mitigation strategies which may include wearing masks. 

 

COVID-19 related employee leave after August 1, 2021 

(State System guidance following the rescission of COVID-19 Emergency Paid Sick Leave by the Pennsylvania legislature on August 1) 

If an employee:

  • Is exposed to COVID-19 and has been identified as a Close Contact (for each exposure): 
    • And is vaccinated
      • should get tested and may continue to work if not exhibiting symptoms (please adhere to CDC recommendations wearing a mask in public indoor settings for 14 days or until negative test) 
    • And is unvaccinated 
      • may be able to work from home for up to 10 calendar days 
      • If employee cannot work from home, may use applicable leave (annual, personal, compensatory leave) or request leave without pay 
  • Tests positive for COVID-19 – should isolate for 10 days (or as updated by CDC guidance) and: 
    • If medically able to work and can work from home, may be able to work from home for up to 10 calendar days 
    • If cannot work from home, may use sick leave, other forms of paid leave (annual, personal, compensatory leave), or request leave without pay
  • Is exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, isolate at home and get tested and: 
    • If medically able to work and can work from home, may work from home for up to 10 calendar days 
    • If cannot work from home, may use sick leave, other forms of paid leave (annual, personal, compensatory leave), or request leave without pay
  • Must care for an individual that has been exposed/infected with COVID-19: 
    • may use applicable annual, personal, or compensatory leave or request leave without pay 

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