What You Need to Know: Beckley
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Additional COVID-19 Campus Protocols
Visitors on Campus
Departments and units will be responsible for sharing University policy and practices with visitors they invite to campus. All visitors, including vendors and contractors, will need to continue to follow University safety guidelines while on campus; unvaccinated visitors are expected to wear a mask while on campus.
Departments and units should continue to use good judgment when determining when to bring visitors to campus (e.g. interview job candidates via Zoom before bringing final candidates to campus).
Admissions will open to normal capacity for tours and visits effective June 20. Guests will need to follow University safety guidelines while on campus; unvaccinated visitors are expected to wear a mask while on campus.
Fully vaccinated individuals may resume non-business travel activities. However, they should note travel restrictions and safety guidance in the area of intended travel.
University-related business travel will remain limited and require prior approval from a unit vice president or dean. Travel related to externally funded projects does not require vice president or dean approval.
In-person events may resume on campus at 100% capacity effective June 20. The Health and Safety Committee does not need to approve events, but does recommend organizers use best practices. It is recommended events take place outdoors if possible, and plated or pre-packaged meals are preferred if food is served. Hand sanitizer should be made readily available at the event. Masks are expected for those who have yet to be vaccinated.
Athletics events will also be held at 100% capacity, and WVU Tech Athletics will separately announce details relating to sporting events as needed.
Workplace Accommodations and Modifications
Given the changing nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, effective treatments, vaccines and state and federal guidelines, WVU is reviewing the need for employee Americans with Disabilities Act accommodations and non-ADA modifications specific to COVID-19 for the 2021-2022 academic year.
Reasonable ADA accommodations and non-ADA modifications will be determined on a case-by-case basis. Employees requesting an ADA accommodation or a non-ADA modification for the fall semester must submit the application and updated medical documentation by June 1.
Note: Employees who previously had an accommodation or modification should be aware that future adjustments may differ from past or current accommodations. Visit go.wvu.edu/coronavirus-modifications for more information. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
To prepare for a planned increase in on-campus operations for the fall semester, supervisors will be asked to confirm or update the long-term work arrangements for their direct reports in the Applaud HR system.
Prior to May 31, supervisors should ensure the work status information in Applaud aligns with feedback captured through the Performance Review process regarding an employee’s long-term work arrangement. If supervisors have questions or need to validate the preferred work arrangement for their direct reports, they should consult their HR partner.
In addition to following health and safety protocols, all meetings must continue to include an option for remote participation (e.g., Zoom, Microsoft Teams, conference line, etc.) to accommodate remote and hybrid employees and promote physical distancing. Employees should use personal discretion when deciding whether to attend a meeting in-person or remotely.
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