Faculty and Staff


Faculty/staff shared responsibilities for promoting a safe campus include wearing a mask or face covering when required, engaging in appropriate personal hygiene, practicing social distancing and submitting the daily health screening.

Faculty and staff are required to self-screen daily prior to coming to work by answering a brief symptoms questionnaire and taking their temperature

  • Faculty and staff screening reports that indicate the presence of symptoms will result in an immediate response to the faculty or staff member, who will be prohibited from returning to campus class until a note from a medical provider is received
  • If faculty or staff have symptoms or a fever of 100.4° or higher, they will be required to stay home; Alfred University’s HR department will develop clear policy guidelines for each employee and department supervisor to follow
  • If faculty or staff have family or roommates at home exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms, they are required to stay home, inform their supervisors, and contact their healthcare provider for further diagnosis and testing
  • Faculty and staff must wear face coverings/masks whenever they are in class or within six feet of others; face coverings/masks will be provided for faculty and staff by Alfred University
  • All faculty and staff will be required to follow all applicable social distance protocols while at work
  • Faculty and staff will be encouraged whenever possible to employ telework outside of any in-class teaching responsibilities to reduce the need to meet in person and promote social distancing
  • International travel will not be allowed until further notice. University-sponsored domestic travel will be restricted to only essential activities during the Fall semester. Alfred University also highly recommends personal travel to “hot spots” or other high-risk areas be delayed until the COVID-19 risk diminishes; if students, faculty or staff do travel to high risk areas, a 14-day quarantine will be required on their return
  • All staff and faculty will be encouraged to be vaccinated for influenza
  • Contact tracing for faculty and staff will be performed by the health department in the county in which they reside
  • Alfred University’s Wellness Center will collaborate with the county health departments to ensure a seamless tracing process and timely reporting