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5/15: Extension of NYS PAUSE


To the ESF community,

ESF is extending the directive for non-essential employees to work remotely and not report to campus through May 22, 2020.

All existing remote work plans are considered extended through that date. Supervisors are responsible for making any necessary changes to the work plans to ensure they continue to meet the operational needs of the department or office. (As always, the status of employees, and whether employees are considered essential/nonessential, is fluid and could change based on current operational needs. For example, as we begin to restart research operations on campus, some research support staff may need to return to campus as essential employees.)

As we look to return employees to campus, we must have a plan to protect our faculty, staff, students and guests, to make the physical work space safer and to implement processes that lower the risk of infection in the workplace. We are working on plans to best address these concerns and will be communicating those in the future.

For more information on ESF's actions regarding COVID, please visit, https://www.esf.edu/coronavirus/.

In the meantime, any faculty or staff member reporting to campus must adhere to appropriate social distancing practices while here. They should self-monitor their health before reporting. Employees experiencing any symptoms consistent with COVID-19 (fever, cough, shortness of breath), should stay home, contact their personal medical provider and notify:

We hope that you and your family all remain safe and healthy.

Tim Blehar
Director, Human Resources