User name: Florida Atlantic University
What are the return to the office dates?
All staff are required to return to their pre-COVID work arrangements on July 12, 2021, and faculty on August 16, 2021. The COVID-19 Remote Work Arrangements (RWA) will expire and no longer be effective on and after those dates.
Are face coverings required?
In accordance with the guidance by the State University System of Florida Board of Governors, FAU encourages but no longer requires face coverings to be worn on campus. All employees are requested to be considerate and respect others’ personal space. You may; however, ask people if they mind wearing a face covering in the office or in meetings only as a request. We will continue to encourage the FAU community to follow CDC Guidelines.
Are there any exceptions to the current face covering policy?
Yes. Student Health Services and other medical and clinical facilities will still require face coverings inside the areas.
May a supervisor ask their employees if they have been vaccinated?
Supervisors are cautioned about asking about employees’ vaccination status or questions about why an employee did not receive a vaccination as such questions may elicit disability-related information, etc.
In addition, co-workers may not ask others their vaccination status. We should always conduct ourselves in the abundance of caution regardless of one’s vaccination status.
However, Student Health Services are permitted to ask vaccination status for contact tracing purposes.
Can I restrict access to my work area or classroom or refuse to be in the same area as others who are unvaccinated?
It is prohibited for any employee or member of the FAU community to be denied service or learning based on vaccination status.
What if I need clarification on something or my question is not listed here?
If you have any questions, please contact Employee Relations at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If Student Health Services (SHS) indicates that I must isolate or quarantine, do I have to use my sick time?
Yes, you may be required to take sick leave unless remote work is specifically authorized by the division VP. If you have exhausted all leave, you may request leave from the COVID-19 Leave Donation Plan, if applicable. Otherwise, you will need to enter unpaid time off in Workday. Communication with your supervisor is critical.
What do I need to do if I or someone I live with has symptoms or tests positive for COVID-19?
Please contact Student Health Services (SHS) at 561-297-3215.
I have a disability or a medical condition, do I need to fill out a new Remote Work Agreement (RWA)?
No. If you an employee with a qualified disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and are requesting accommodation, you may begin the request process online or contact the Office of Equity and Inclusion if you need assistance.