Workplace Health & Safety
Return to Work - Continuation
UWG’s Return to Work Plan documents a three-phased plan to return all employees back to on-campus operations. This comprehensive plan constitutes the majority of guidelines and activities that are required to bring employees to campus in a safe and productive manner. Beyond the items identified in that plan, there are additional considerations that need to be addressed as students and other campus visitors return to campus. Listed below are the additional plans for fully opening campus in the Fall 2020 term.
Faculty and Staff Work Environment
UWG’s Campus Planning and Facilities group will work with campus partners to assess and plan for changes needed in office workspace, classroom, and common areas on campus. Many of the changes required are already addressed in the Return to Work plan; however, further conversations and planning will occur to address needed changes when students return to the campus environment.
Materials and Supplies
The supplies and equipment list have been compiled through a survey of all campus departments, and serves as our current model for needed materials, supplies, and equipment. UWG continues to have difficulty procuring most PPE, cleaning supplies, and hygiene supplies. We are continuing our efforts to build our supply chain. We have recently placed an order for lexan sheets and have developed a prototype for sneeze guards to protect workers and customers at public transaction locations.
UWG has defined the content of employee training necessary to support the successful return of employees back to campus in its Return to Work plan. This process would need to continue and expand to the new employee onboarding process.
Return from Travel
UWG will continue to follow protocols identified in guidelines from governing and guiding agencies. Although regional epicenters will change, UWG will monitor the CDC websites in consultation with local medical provider(s) to assess risk and quarantine needs for employees returning to work after completing personal or business-related travel.
|Scenario #2 - Start Fully Online||Scenario #3 - Transition to Fully Online|
UWG will implement the following communication plan to support UWG’s Workplace Health & Safety plans for a return to campus for the fall 2020 term. Greater detail about this communication plan can be seen in the supplemental Communication Plan document submitted with this plan.
|Message from Dr. Kelly to Faculty and Staff||Faculty and Staff||Early in the week of Aug. 3|
|Video Message from Dr.|
|Faculty; Staff; and Students||Early in the week of Aug. 3|
|Message from Human Resources||Faculty and Staff||Middle of the week of Aug.|
|Human Resources FAQ||Faculty and Staff||Middle of the week of Aug.|
|Posters and Digital Signage||Faculty and Staff||Throughout the Summer and Fall Semesters|