Coronavirus Resources for Employees

COVID-19 Reporting

Employee COVID-19 Reporting Form for Supervisors

Supervisor’s Guide: COVID-19 Impacted Faculty and Staff

Re-boarding Training

Prior to, or within the first week of returning to campus, employees must complete the re-boarding training. 

Health Screening Assessments

Faculty and staff returning to campus are strongly encouraged to undergo daily health screening assessments, which include temperatures being monitored per the Governor’s employee screening criteria. Although there will be no institutional monitoring of these suggested actions, it is expected that any individual who does not successfully pass the screening NOT report to work.  Individuals who do not pass the screening may utilize sick time for their absence.  Individuals with known exposure to, or diagnosed with, COVID-19 should contact Human Resources for emergency leave options.

Screening may occur via one of the following vehicles:

  • The MSU Safety App will have a COVID-19 screening assessment available mid-June.  This assessment will email the results to the individual completing the screening.  The MSU Safety App is available on the Apple Store or Google Play App Store.
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers a Coronavirus Self-Checker. If taking the survey from your phone, the best way to capture the results is to take a picture or screenshot. If taking from a computer, you can screenshot the results or save as a pdf file.
COVID-19 Positive Employee Test Notification and Protocol

Flowchart

How to Prevent and Protect against COVID-19

What you should know about COVID-19

COVID-19 symptoms

How to prevent the spread if you are sick

Help protect yourself and others

Employee Leave and Timekeeping

Effective June 29, 2020, the Payroll Department will no longer enter hours in Time Clock Plus for non-exempt employees. All employees should resume clocking in and out through the time clock or campus workstation. Please feel free to contact Connie Strickland (ext. 4354) in the Payroll Department if you have questions or concerns regarding timekeeping.

Employees who have concerns about their medically related risk factor(s) should review the accommodation/adjustment process facilitated through Disability Support Services. Those that feel the need to seek an accommodation/adjustment will need to submit a Request for COVID Consultation form.

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) requires certain employers to provide employees with paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. These provisions will apply from the effective date through December 31, 2020. There are two acts mandating paid leave: The Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (EPSLA); and The Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act (EFMLA).

Workplace Wellness

All employees are strongly encouraged to take the following steps to reduce the transmission of communicable diseases in the workplace:

  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Wash your hands frequently with soapy water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Cover your mouth with tissues whenever you sneeze, and discard used tissues in the trash. If a tissue is not available, sneeze or cough into your elbow or upper sleeve, not into your hand.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick with respiratory symptoms.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Use telephone and video conferencing instead of face-to-face meetings.
  • Refrain from shaking hands.
Facial Coverings

Beginning July 6, 2020,  and continuing until further notice, MSU Texas is implementing a mandatory facial covering requirement for our campus community.

  • Face masks or appropriate face coverings will be required in campus buildings by all students, faculty, and staff.
  • Exceptions to this requirement for faculty and staff will be made only while in their private office or workspace.
  • In the classroom where a physical distance of at least 10 feet between the instructor and the students can be maintained, faculty will not be required to wear a face mask or face covering.
  • Students will be required to wear a mask or face covering when attending an in-person class.
  • Students will be required to wear appropriate face coverings in all campus buildings with the exception of their private residence hall room or when eating and drinking.
  • Patrons of the Redwine Student Wellness Center will continue to follow protocol as defined by the guidance set forth from the Governor for reopening gyms.                                     
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COVID-19 and Your Benefit Coverage
Employee Teleworking and Remote Work
Information Technology Resources
Hiring Criteria

Staff positions deemed critical to serving students and/or supporting faculty instruction will be reviewed and approved by the head administration. Please contact Human Resources for any questions or concerns you may have.