Last updated June 12, 2020 4:00 pm
Sent: Thursday, April 2, 2020 2:27 PM
Subject: High Importance: Access to Campus
Dear College Community,
We are receiving a number of requests from faculty and staff to come to campus to work in their offices, retrieve items, tend to plants and other activities. Please be reminded that the campus is open for essential functions only. Other than essential functions, operations must happen remotely.
The constant back and forth of employees each day and week puts our Public Safety officers and custodial staff at risk, and requires an increase in staff in multiple buildings. Their increased interaction with the public puts their families at risk as well. We have already compiled a list of employees whose functions are essential along with their schedules and we have no intention of adding names.
Colleagues, we are at a point in time when COVID-19 will reach its peak. Continued, short term, and episodic access to the campus is antithetical to the mandate of the NYS Pause.
If faculty or staff need equipment to perform certain tasks at home, then please request it through IT; they will make necessary arrangements for you to retrieve it. I am asking that you arrange to take everything you need, or think you might need to work from home remotely (files, documents, information from your computers saved on external drives) on or before Monday, April 6. After this day, there will be no more access to employees who are not approved for non-essential actions.
It bears repeating, if during this time you are sick, exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, tested positive or have been in contact with someone who is sick, exhibiting symptoms or tested positive -- do not come to campus. You are advised to call your health care provider and please inform your supervisor and/or Tasheka Sutton-Young.
We want to be flexible, but we can no longer afford to be. Let's not take unnecessary risks with our own or each other's lives.
If you have any questions or concerns, please follow up with your respective VP or you can email me. Thank you for understanding.
Dr. Claudia Schrader