This page features resources of particular interest for faculty and staff. More information will be added to this page throughout 2020-21.
Reporting Known COVID Exposures
Employees must report their COVID exposures to the Office of Human Resources at (919) 760-8898 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Pandemic leave has been established for illness or waiting periods to prevent having to use vacation or other sick leave. If a student contacts you about their own Covid exposure or symptoms, please remind the student to make an official report to Meredith Student Health at email@example.com.
Guidance for Meredith employees, including requirements regarding face coverings, cleaning, and hygiene, are available on our Community Standards page. In addition to the Community Standards that are communicated by the College, students, faculty, staff, and visitors should also be attentive to local and state regulations and ordinances in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. Follow all campus requirements for COVID-19 testing if planning to come to campus.
Meredith College is adding entrance testing to its COVID-19 prevention strategies for the Spring 2021 semester, like many other area colleges and universities. All employees and students are required to provide notice of negative COVID PCR test results before they are approved to return to campus in 2021. Review details about this policy on the Entrance Testing FAQs page
What to Do if You are Sick or Exposed to COVID-19
Meredith employees are asked to self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms. Please review guidance on what to do if you have symptoms or have been exposed to COVID-19.
When a face covering is required on campus and off campus
Yes – wear a face covering
No – face coverings are optional
Any time you step outside of your office (maintain six foot spacing)
Alone in your office (not cubicle or desks in common work areas)
When others enter your office (maintain six foot spacing)
Outdoors when no one is within your visual field (keep your face covering easily accessible at all times)
In all common spaces outside of your office, including shared work spaces, hallways and common areas (maintain six foot spacing)
When you are actively eating or drinking (maintain six foot spacing)
Human Resources Policies
Staying Strong Signage
Meredith College has created a variety of signs for use on campus as part of the Staying Strong campaign to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Large format signs are available for order through the Copy Center. All other campus signage is available for downloading to print on office printers, and/or for ordering through the Copy Center. Details and downloadable templates are now available on the Marketing Department page on MyMeredith.
Cleaning Supplies Distribution for Workspaces
Maintaining a healthy environment during this health crisis requires that we all accept and take personal responsibility for behavior changes in our work areas. To assist with those efforts, Meredith is providing cleaning supplies that you can use to clean your own office/work space between the routine cleanings that our housekeeping staff provides. Meredith will provide these supplies through the Meredith Post Office and you may request supplies by using the request form found on My Meredith. For more details, read the message about this process, which was shared with employees via email on July 6.