Last Updated: June 1
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Should employees report to work?

Please see JMU's Return to Workplace Guidelines.

How is the university supporting faculty in offering online instruction?

JMU Libraries has a number of resources available to assist with this.

Who can employees contact with questions about COVID-19?

Given the unprecedented changes in the JMU community related to the coronavirus pandemic, the JMU University Health Center (UHC) has agreed to take calls from employees who have questions about COVID-19.

If you have questions about COVID-19, such as how to protect yourself and your family, what is social distancing, should you self-isolate, etc., we encourage you to first visit the UHC website for information and links to many helpful sites. If you still have questions regarding work operations or employee health related to COVID-19, you may call UHC at 540-568-6178. A member of the UHC team will receive your question, return your call, and respond to any questions you have. They will not be screening patients, conducting remote examinations, diagnosing illnesses, or writing prescriptions. The best time to call is 9 am to 4:30 pm, Monday – Friday.

What about university-sponsored travel for employees?

In adherence to Governor Ralph Northam’s ban on state employee travel, the university is prohibiting any university-sponsored travel outside of Virginia. Additional guidance is forthcoming and the Commonwealth of Virginia will revisit these guidelines after 30 days.

What resources are available to faculty who are feeling stressed?

The Center for Faculty Innovation has a number of roundtable discussions addressing self-care. For more details and to register, visit the CFI home page.

What types of leave are available during COVID-19?

There have been a number of important paid leave enhancements, both from a state and federal level, to help lessen the financial burden on employees and their immediate families in dealing with issues created by the COVID-19 global pandemic. More information can be found here.

Does the JMU hiring freeze apply to students?

JMU has been granted approval from Virginia Secretary of Education Qarni to hire student employees under the condition that each Vice President give approval for the hiring of student employees in their division.

For supervisors of student employees: Through an email, the individual wishing to hire a student employee should follow the process for their division to obtain the vice president’s approval. This email with the vice president’s approval must accompany each e-par that is sent to Student Employment for the hiring to move forward. Please be sure to include the student’s name in the email. If a department is asking for approval for multiple student employees at the same time, please include all the names and attach the approval email to each individual e-par.

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