COVID-19 Information for Faculty and Staff

WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU RETURN TO CAMPUS

LET'S KEEP OUR TITANS SAFE!

All employees, students, contractors, and guests, when possible, must observe a 14-day period of “enhanced social distancing” at home before arriving to any of the Detroit Mercy campuses.

Campuses will be different when we return to work. Here's how we can work for and with others.

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AT THE CAMPUS ENTRANCE

All employees must conduct a mandatory daily temperature assessment before entering campus. Do not come to campus if you have a temperature of 100.4 degrees or higher.

Save time at the gate by pre-answering the screening questions focused on symptoms. Once submitted, you will receive a confirmation or denial email. Along with your face-covering, this dated email must be shown to the officer at the entrance of campus.

Please remember that your honesty in answering these screening questions helps to keep our community safe.

ANSWER THE SCREENING QUESTIONS

Prepare yourself

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  • Familiarize yourself with new campus safety guidelines at udmercy.edu/titanstogether.
  • Staff and administrators: Discuss scheduling and other work arrangements with your supervisor.
  • Faculty members: Request a face shield from your dean's office.
  • Decide the best way for you to document your daily activity and contacts in case you or someone you have been near becomes COVID-19 positive.
  • Review your area's plan if a colleague is diagnosed with COVID-19.
  • Remain patient with and supportive of your colleagues as we move through this together.

Our facilities are ready

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  • Custodial Services is performing daily, high-level sanitizing and disinfecting, focusing on high-touch surfaces.
  • The University has installed plexiglass, sanitizing stations, directional signs, new room capacities, and guides to keep everyone safe.
  • Water fountains are turned off. Be prepared to bring water, purchase from the bookstore or vending machine or use the bottle fillers on campus.
  • The University has increased the amount of external air coming through the HVAC system on campus.

New normals on campus

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Show your face-covering at the entrance gate and wear it at all times while in buildings and outside if it isn't possible to maintain 6 feet of distance. Masks are also available at the Department of Public Safety and at the entrance gate.

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Keep 6 feet of distance between you and anyone around you.

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Wash your hands with warm soapy water regularly.

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Wipe down classroom and work spaces before and after use. Disinfecting wipes are available in shared spaces, with instructions on how to refill.

Questions related to:

  • Compliance & PPE- Public Safety 313-993-1234
  • Health & Wellness- Wellness Center 313-993-1185
  • Building Concerns & Readiness- Facility Operations 313-993-1240      
  • Cleaning & Disinfecting- Aramark 313-993-1010

Resources

Campus Guide

As the University community continues to return to campus, the Facilities, Safety and Health Work Group of the COVID-19 Task Force has developed a Guide for the Return to the Workplace to assist colleges and department leaders in considering guidelines to ensure a safe working environment.

HR and Payroll

Human Resources and Payroll have provided further guidelines for time-off related to COVID-19. Guidelines and timesheets can be found on my.udmercy.edu under "Employee Quicklinks." Employees who are ill, especially if they exhibit symptoms of COVID-19, are instructed to stay home.

Telecommuting

Time-off related to COVID-19

Human Resources and Payroll have provided further guidelines for time-off related to COVID-19. Guidelines and timesheets can be found on my.udmercy.edu under "Employee Quicklinks." Employees who are ill, especially if they exhibit symptoms of COVID-19, are instructed to stay home.

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    Instruction for Online Class Delivery

    The Instructional Design Studio (IDS) is available to assist any Detroit Mercy faculty who would like assistance providing their students with online instruction. This assistance can be provided face-to-face or online. For more information, contact IDS at ids@udmercy.edu or 313-578-0580.

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Travel

Please review the travel guidelines in the Titans Together Campus Guide.

Media and Calls

 If you receive calls regarding Detroit Mercy’s efforts to keep our community safe, please direct callers to the website. Should you receive calls from the media, please direct them to the Marketing & Communications Department at 313-993-1254.