For Faculty and Staff
Information for Faculty and Staff
The University is adhering to all health and safety guidelines outlined by the State of California and the County of Los Angeles Department of Health and Public Safety. Please review the Fall 2021 plan for complete details about accessing campus, classroom and communal spaces. Your safety is our priority and we look forward to welcoming our community back to campus.
All faculty, staff and students are required to take a Health Screen each time they visit campus. It only takes a few minutes. The intent of the MSMU Health Screen is to ensure that nobody is exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 before coming to campus or coming into contact with anyone on campus. It will also help you determine whether or not you should seek appropriate medical care. The MSMU Health Screen can be accessed on any mobile device or computer.
- Website: msmu.edu/healthscreen
- QR Code: The QR code is available in different locations on campus where the user can scan to access the Health Screen.
In the event you exhibit any symptoms, or are sick in any way, please stay home and do the following immediately: Call your supervisor to inform them of your status; contact Human Resources at HRCOVID@msmu.edu or by calling 310.954.4035.
Make sure to check the Faculty/Staff COVID-19 Information Page on myMSMU for other details and policies.
Faculty and Staff
What to Do+-
Faculty and Staff who need accommodations due to illness or exposure to the COVID-19 virus should contact Human Resources and notify their direct manager or supervisor.
If you experience symptoms before arriving to campus, these symptoms will need to be indicated on the MSMU Health Screen. You will be given a Not-Certified status to access campus and will be instructed to stay home. The COVID-19 Case Manager will conduct a follow-up phone call to gather more information and provide instructions on the next steps.
If you begin to experience symptoms while on campus, contact your supervisor and immediately leave campus.
If you have had close contact with someone diagnosed with or suspected of having COVID-19 or were contacted by a public health official for quarantine orders, you must indicate this on the MSMU Health Screen and remain home. Any faculty or staff determined to have been exposed to COVID-19 on campus can receive testing through the University's workers' compensation program. The COVID-19 Case Manager will conduct a follow-up phone call to gather more information and provide instructions on the next steps.
Any faculty or staff determined to have been exposed to COVID-19 on campus can receive testing through the University's workers' compensation program.
If you test positive for COVID-19:
- FACULTY: Notify your department chair/program director, the Provost's Office at email@example.com or 310.954.4015, and Emergency Management & Safety at firstname.lastname@example.org or 213.437.3332.
- STAFF: Notify your supervisor and Emergency Management & Safety at email@example.com or 213.437.3332.
Teaching and Student Support+-
The Center for Academic Innovation and Creativity (CAIC), in conjunction with the Instructional Design Team, will offer several professional development opportunities throughout the year. They are also available for departmental/program-specific sessions, as well as one-on-one sessions. Please visit the Instructional Design myMSMU page for more information.
Students who need a laptop loaner or internet hotspot loan should be directed to the Student Life Deans (DeanofStudentLife@msmu.edu) for support.
Instructors are encouraged to submit a Student Success Alert for their students who may need academic or other support. The Student Success Alert system can be accessed through the home page of myMSMU.
All the learning centers (Academic Support Center at Chalon, Student Resource Center at Doheny, and the Professional Academic Resource Center for WEOC and Graduate students) are open and available to students. Please direct students to their respective myMSMU pages for details on available resources, hours, and scheduling appointments.
MSMU continues to implement measures to mitigate and prevent the spread of COVID-19 for those employees who report to work in person, including vulnerable populations on campus. To be successful, we must work together and as part of our Athenians Care Promise. As we have an obligation to ourselves and to each other to follow the recommended guidelines, Human Resources has compiled a Manager COVID-19 Resources toolkit. This toolkit identifies practices and protocols of which we ask all employees to follow. The COVID-19 status is fluid, and guidance will very likely change over time. We will update this resource as circumstances change, with or without notice.
University Business Travel+-
Faculty and staff may resume university business travel to domestic destinations. Faculty and staff international travel will be reviewed and approved on a case-by-case basis by the division vice president.
Non-vaccinated faculty and staff must be cleared to return to campus after travel. They must receive a viral COVID-19 test 3-5 days after travel AND stay home and self-quarantine for a full seven days after travel. If no test is taken, stay home and self-quarantine for ten days after travel.
All student-related international travel is suspended through December 2021. This suspension includes study abroad, programs with international components, conferences, volunteer or service-learning programs, etc.