Managing employees currently working on campus

Managing employees working on campus

Employee is concerned about getting COVID-19 by coming to work

Listen to and discuss their concerns with empathy. Share your solutions for safety and welcome their input. Review the health and safety measures the university and your department are taking.

Learn about your role in hazard identification and employee work refusal in the “If an employee refuses to return to work” section of the Accomodations and work refusals for returning to work page.

Employee has medical condition that increases risk
  • Discuss the employee’s concern with empathy. Employees are not required to disclose their condition.
  • Encourage employees to discuss the concern with their physician.
  • If the employee is working on campus, discuss alternatives to modify work to decrease exposure.
  • If modified duties are not appropriate, consider assigning work/duties that can be done remotely.
  • Discuss options with your HR Partner.
Employee feels ill

If your employee experiences COVID-19 symptoms, advise them to complete the COVID-19 self-assessment provided by Alberta Health Services (AHS). If testing confirms a COVID-19 diagnosis, they should follow AHS’ instructions. A doctor’s note is not required. 

Review the COVID-19 Procedure for Sick Employees, information about a case or outbreak of COVID-19 on campus, and what to do when employees are sick or injured.

Employee tests positive for COVID-19 or may have been exposed

Review the COVID-19 Procedure for Sick Employees, and information about a case or outbreak of COVID-19 on campus.

Alberta Health Services will alert the appropriate people as quickly as possible if a confirmed COVID-19 case is identified.

The privacy and protection of an individual’s personal and health information continues to apply. Managers and supervisors must not share the identity of any staff member who may be impacted (e.g., isolated, being tested, confirmed diagnosis, etc.). An individual may share their personal and/or health information with colleagues, and managers and supervisors may be in a position where many staff are already aware of a situation/individual, however, managers/supervisors are required to maintain privacy.

Employee is directed to self-isolate, but is not ill

Explore options for working from home with full or modified duties. Consult your HR Partner for directions related to casual employees.

Employees returning from travel outside of Canada

Ask employees to self-isolate for 14 days. Explore options for working from home with full or modified duties.