Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Supply Ordering
Medical masks and face shields will be available to any faculty or staff member who would like them, and we will work with supervisors to distribute supplies.
Employees who are in a high-risk group for COVID-19, as identified by the CDC, should talk with their supervisor and contact Human Resources (HR) to discuss a request for reasonable accommodation as needed. HR will engage in an interactive process with the employee and their supervisors to determine the appropriate accommodation. (See the University's ADA, ADAA, and Pregnancy Accommodation Policy)
- HR will work with faculty and staff who are at higher risk for severe illness (including older adults and people of all ages with certain underlying medical conditions) to determine what accommodations may be made to limit their exposure risk (e.g., telework and modified job responsibilities).
- HR will, in accordance with the ADA, ADAA, and Pregnancy Accommodation Policy, maintain all accommodation information in a separate confidential medical file.
- St. Kate’s will consider all accommodation requests for individuals who, due to medical reasons, cannot wear a mask. Students should contact Disability Resources. Faculty and staff should contact HR.
Supervisors need to establish a weekly schedule that identifies which employees will be on campus each day and their office space. Staffing approaches should accomplish department objectives and ensure that required services and functions are delivered while limiting the potential for virus transmission. This may include flexible work schedules and/or staggering shifts or days working on campus.
Supervisors also play an important role in safeguarding health and wellness, maintaining confidentiality, and protecting the privacy of employee health information.
Specific details can be found in the Preparedness Plan, and supervisors can contact HR with any questions.