The Chancellor’s Fall 2020 Campus Readiness Task Force today shared Phase III guidance as part of the Return to Campus for Employees plan.
In an email to TCU faculty and staff, Kathy Cavins-Tull, vice chancellor for student affairs, and Yohna Chambers, vice chancellor and chief human resources officer, explained that while new updates are being shared as part of the Phase III guidance, this issuance of the updated guidance does not indicate that all employees are expected to return to campus.
“As with Phases I and II, employees will be notified by their supervisors if they are expected to return to campus. Due to the resurgence of COVID-19 across the country, employees should continue working remotely with their supervisor/department leader’s approval and if job duties allow,” Cavins-Tull and Chambers said.
Updated information in the Phase III guidance includes testing and tracing information for employees. Faculty and staff who display symptoms consistent with COVID-19 or who were recently exposed should seek a viral test from an off-campus health provider/testing facility. University Urgent Care, located at 3107 Greene Ave., is prepared to test TCU faculty and staff employees for convenience or if the employee does not have a regular health care provider. (There is no out-of-pocket expense with TCU health insurance.)
If an employee tests positive for COVID-19, they should self-report to the TCU COVID-19 Self-Report Hotline, 817-257-2684 (COVI). TCU Care Coordinators will work with the employee to conduct contact tracing and connect them to support services.
“Your health and safety continue to be our priority. Employees working on campus must continue to closely adhere to the health and safety protocols as outlined in this document. This includes wearing a face covering, washing hands regularly, cleaning personal office spaces, practicing physical distancing and staying home if sick,” Cavins-Tull and Chambers continued.
TCU will continue to follow guidance from state and local officials and recommendations from the CDC, and will be prepared to adjust operations accordingly. Information will continue to be shared with employees through email and TCU’s coronavirus microsite.