Return to Work
We are excited to welcome everyone back to campus! As we prepare our campus for a more typical fall semester, we need to begin the process of returning all University employees who have not yet transitioned back to campus or other university-designated workspaces.
By Monday, August 2, employees are expected to fully transition back to your on-campus or other university-designated workspace. Please note, this timeline does not include teaching faculty who resume duty days on Monday, Aug. 16. Contact your supervisor if you have any questions or concerns about returning to campus.
The University is boldly transforming our campus and the learning experience through our new FlexSync technology.
Supervisors must maintain confidentiality and protect the privacy of employee health information.
This Return to Work Strategy and all University actions relating to work during the COVID-19 health crisis are based on guidelines from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), and the University’s own experts.
Safety in the Workplace
The University is implementing a number of enhancements to reduce opportunities for transmission in the workplace that we can control. In addition, all employees returning to work on campus are expected to comply with the following standards and conduct self-screening daily:
- Modifications to individual offices or workstations are not permitted unless an assessment has been done by Environmental Health, Safety and Risk Management.
- Individual preference is not a sufficient justification for approval to modify a workstation.
- Approved modifications will be completed by Facilities Management or vendors under contract with the University.
Basic infection prevention measures are being implemented at the Minnesota State Mankato campus and additional locations.
Custodial services are being implemented, including routine cleaning and disinfecting of work surfaces, equipment, tools and machinery, vehicles and areas in the campus environment, including classrooms, labs, restrooms, common areas, break rooms, lunch rooms, meeting rooms, and drop-off and pick-up locations.
Custodial Services and Cleaning Response
While during a pandemic, we can expect some student employees may be exposed to or contract the virus, triggering a required quarantine or isolation of at least 14 days.