Dear Assumption Faculty and Staff:
Many towns have begun to close schools throughout the region and state. I realize this will create hardships for many Assumption staff with children. This unprecedented situation requires understanding and flexibility therefore, please read the following information relative to office continuity and accommodations to care for your family.
While students are not on campus, each office must continue to provide for and serve our students’ needs. Vice Presidents will confer with Supervisors to develop comprehensive office continuity plans that consider the varied familial needs of our employees while at the same time ensuring that the normal and daily operations of the College are not interrupted. Key to office continuity is on-site staffing. However, employees with child care responsibilities who are unable to be on campus due to the closure of schools will not be assessed sick or vacation time if they work from home. This policy also applies to employees who are caring for family members who are ill. Divisions should prepare for an array of scenarios, including limited access to campus should travel restrictions be implemented in Massachusetts.
During this period of remote learning, faculty and staff will have full access to campus facilities, including offices. As a reminder, and as previously outlined, given the
Global Level 3 Health Advisory
issued by the U.S. State Department, those who traveled outside of the contiguous United States are prohibited from campus for 14 days. Prior to your return to campus, documentation from a doctor is required indicating that you are not demonstrating symptoms of coronavirus. Faculty should submit documentation to their Dean, and staff, to their Supervisor.
Taylor Dining Hall and Dunkin’ Donuts
Beginning Monday, Taylor Dining Hall will be open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. Dunkin’ Donuts will be open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Remember, if you are ill or demonstrating symptoms of coronavirus, do not come to campus. With a number of individuals in our community who are at high risk, or have an underlying health condition, it is critical that we make a concerted effort to prevent coronavirus and its proliferation on campus.
I recognize the disruptive nature of the current situation and appreciate what the faculty and staff are doing to support our students. The strength of this community is always evident at times such as these when everyone comes together to support each other. I am grateful for this spirit of caring. Thank you once again for your efforts to ensure campus continuity as you balance your professional and personal responsibilities.