Return to Work FAQ

Modified Work Conditions

No. We are phasing in the return of employees to campus.  Your manager/supervisor will communicate with you directly about the return-to-campus date for your role, as appropriate.

You should proceed with the temporary modified work conditions you have agreed upon with your manager/supervisor until further notice. We anticipate reviewing the need for temporary modified work conditions on an ongoing basis and will communicate to the campus community regularly as conditions change. 

If you live with someone who is at higher risk, then we encourage you to discuss your concerns with your manager/supervisor. We encourage all managers/supervisors to do their best to address such concerns by offering flexibility where possible. If you need further support please contact HR directly at

We also suggest that you become familiar with guidance on how best to decontaminate yourself before re-entering your home after any outing. Some helpful examples include:

We are working closely with managers/supervisors at all levels to ensure that no employee will experience retaliation on the basis of requesting or being assigned temporary modified work conditions.

If you believe that you are experiencing retaliation, please contact:

No. If you have already started this process and found agreement with your manager/supervisor, no further action is needed. Please continue to monitor the CDC web pages for updates and revisit this webpage if your circumstances change.

Yes, all employees, including student workers and Graduate Students, can request temporary modified work conditions. Please follow the instructions described on this web page. Retaliation is not permitted against student employees who request, or are assigned, temporary modified work conditions.

Preventing Illness

  • Stay home to the greatest extent possible.
  • Take only essential trips from the home.
  • Work / learn from home. Use Zoom and other technology to stay connected.
  • Create routines and practices that encourage physical distancing (remote working and learning, staggered work schedules, restructured physical workspaces).
  • Reduce occupancy in workspaces to encourage physical distancing (for example, only 25-50% of workers present at a time, minimum of 6 feet between individuals or 144 square feet per person).
  • Encourage individuals to reduce unnecessary trips out of the home, practice hand hygiene and disinfect surfaces.
  • Continue to practice physical distancing, limit in-person contact with others and decontaminate surfaces.
  • Practice and encourage hand hygiene.
  • Make sure you always wear your face covering properly, so that it covers your nose, mouth, and chin fully.
  • Remember face coverings are not Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). You may get sick even if you wear one, especially if you fail to maintain physical distancing from others.