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Essential Employee Policy Update

Dear faculty and staff colleagues:

As you know, cases of COVID-19 continue to surge, both in Los Angeles County and around the country. In response to the continuing and unprecedented outbreak, and as part of our commitment to the health and well-being of students, faculty, and staff, the University of La Verne is indefinitely extending limitations on visiting any campus until it is safer to do so.

As approved by the President’s Executive Cabinet Safe Return Workgroup, only authorized employees engaging in essential work that cannot be done remotely may come to campus at this time. All other employees are strictly prohibited from accessing any University of La Verne campus. Additionally, employees who are not on the list of Essential Employees maintained by the Office of Human Resources will not be granted individual permission to access campus except under exceptional circumstances and with approval of the President’s Executive Cabinet (PEC). In order to ensure compliance with these requirements and other conditions for working on campus, additional enforcement procedures have been implemented.

Please note that being on the list of Essential Employees does not automatically mean you are permitted to come to campus. The only Essential Employees that should report to campus are those who cannot work remotely. There shall be very few such workers outside of Campus Safety, Facilities, Housing, Human Resources and Bon Appetit. Also, a reminder that all campuses, including those outside of Los Angeles County, must abide by these same requirements.

This directive is intended to keep COVID-19 positive or potentially COVID-19 positive employees away from the campus so that it will remain safer for those few Essential Employees who must continue to report to campus to support our students and operations of the university.

Please also note that as of December 29, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health requires that travelers coming to Los Angeles County from outside the Southern California region to self-quarantine for 10 days upon arrival. Travelers must stay in a residence without leaving for the duration of the quarantine and avoid all in-person contact with people who are not part of their household.

For questions or concerns, please contact the Office of Human Resources by email or phone at lavernehr@laverne.edu or 909-448-4021.

Thank you for looking after our community and each other.

 

Sincerely,

Office of Human Resources