Many resources are available to help employees find the most accurate and updated information about returning to work, testing protocols, and what to do if you think you've been exposed to or have COVID-19. The following PDFs offer information employees can use to answer a range of questions.
What You Need to Know Now
These are the latest updates as of October 8, 2021
Employees are not required to test if they are away over the A/B Term or Thanksgiving breaks, but they are strongly encouraged to test if they remain in the area. Read more about testing during and returning from upcoming breaks.
Have you tested positive for COVID-19? Look over the Checklist for Employees: I’ve Tested Positive for COVID-19—Now What?
WPI requires all university employees and all other individuals in WPI’s COVID-19 testing protocol become fully vaccinated on or before October 11, 2021. Find out more information about vaccine completion dates and details.
Employees must make sure their work status in Workday is accurate. Read more about how to update your work status and other news.
- Everyone on campus, regardless of vaccination status, must wear a face covering/mask in all WPI buildings and vehicles unless in a private office or living environment; masks are optional in private settings. Face coverings are required in dining areas except when you are actively consuming food or beverages. Read more about face covering guidelines for outside. Make it a habit to always carry a mask with you.
- Before transitioning from all-remote to on-campus work, you’ll be asked to electronically sign and return this COVID-19 Testing Waiver Form and enter your vaccine information into Workday.
- See the most current testing hours or find more information about testing protocols.
Managing Childcare and Other Family Needs
Juggling the needs of family and personal responsibilities with work is challenging under the best circumstances, but especially difficult during a pandemic. WPI supports the need for flexibility right now as employees try to navigate childcare, family needs, and the important work they do at WPI. To that end, academic department heads and administrative supervisors and managers will work with their teams in support of flexible work options that will meet the needs of individuals and the division or department functions and goals. Read more about WPI's statement on supporting employees with a flexible approach.
If you have a disability or an underlying health condition, or live with someone with an underlying health condition, and you believe you are at risk coming to campus for work, contact the Division of Talent & Inclusion (email).
· If you cannot wear a face covering due to a medical condition or disability, contact the Division of Talent & Inclusion (faculty, staff) or the Office of Accessibility Services (students) to request an accommodation.
· If you are experiencing discrimination or stigma because you are unable to wear a cloth face covering due to a medical condition or disability, contact the Division of Talent & Inclusion (faculty, staff) or the Dean of Students Office (students).