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Employee Health and Safety Policies

Updated: August 16, 2021

To allow students, faculty and staff to safely return to campus for Fall 2021 semester, West Virginia University has established a number of health and safety policies. These policies, which are outlined below, are for the protection of the University community. Failure by employees to follow these policies could result in disciplinary actions.

  • Failure to Comply with Reentry Testing Before Working On-site.

    Employees who fail to comply with reentry testing will be required to take annual leave until they complete testing requirements. Any time off that isn’t covered through the employee’s annual leave will be considered unauthorized leave, and the employee will be subject to progressive discipline accordingly.

    If an employee tests positive for COVID-19, they are required to quarantine for 14 days and contact Medical Management. The employee also will need to work with their department to see if a remote assignment is available. Otherwise, the employee is required to use leave for any remaining days.
  • Failure to Wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

    Employees who fail to comply with the University’s protocols regarding personal protective equipment (PPE) may be subject to disciplinary measures in accordance with Talent and Culture policies and procedures.
  • Failure to Isolate / Quarantine.

    Depending on circumstances, employee receives written warning from Employee Relations up to termination.
  • Failure to Completed COVID-19 Educational Module.

    Employees who fail to complete the COVID-19 Education Module within the established timeline may be subject to disciplinary measures in accordance with Talent and Culture policies and procedures.