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FAQs - Human Resources

How will my supervisor help ensure that I am safe at work?

Supervisors will expect all employees to follow the self-care protocol, wear masks, observe social distancing, and contribute to keeping the office environment clean. Supervisors may consider rearranging a work location, scheduling meetings using conference calls or one of the online meeting platforms and modifying work practices to reduce the likelihood of personal interaction among employees. 

If a coworker who has been back to work is confirmed to have COVID-19, do I have to quarantine?

Quarantine is ordered when someone has been in close contact with an infected person. A close contact is defined as someone who was within 6 feet of an infected person for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period starting from 2 days before illness onset (or, for asymptomatic patients, 2 days prior to test specimen collection) until the time the patient is isolated.

What if I forget my mask but need to come on campus or enter a campus building?

Members of the Winthrop community must get into the habit of always having a mask or face covering close at hand anytime they are away from their office/residence hall room or simply navigating around campus. A single disposable mask may be obtained from …. as a last resort if someone needs a mask while they are on campus or in a campus building.