Expectations for Supervisors

Supervisors must maintain confidentiality and protect the privacy of employee health information. In addition, University supervisors have the following expectations:

  • If an employee indicates any of the symptoms outlined in the self-screening, the supervisor must require the employee to stay home, and the employee should seek guidance from their healthcare provider.
  • Employees who are directed to stay home under these circumstances may be allowed to telecommute if possible, depending on their position.
  • If an employee tests positive for COVID-19, supervisors should explore the possibility of allowing the employee to telecommute if possible, depending on the position and the employee’s physical ability to perform their work.

Supervisors should work with their Human Resources Generalist to ensure these expectations are followed.


If an employee reports a positive COVID-19 Case to a supervisor

Supervisors, once notified of a positive COVID-19 case, should notify the Campus Reporting Hotline at (507) 389-2030. The Supervisor should then take these steps:

  1. Supervisor should ask employee(s) to leave work and follow any medical advice they have received.
  2. If the Supervisor knows that the positive COVID-19 case had exposure to any employees longer than 15 minutes or more with close contact of 6 feet or less, please notify those employees that they have been exposed to a COVID-19 positive person. According to MDH, these exposed employees should stay home for 14 days from the last day they were exposed to the person with COVID-19.
  3. Track the number of days that exposed employees stay home to make sure they do not come back to work too soon.

Supervisors should work with their Human Resources Generalist to ensure these expectations are followed.