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Comprehensive information related to COVID-19 is housed on the university’s dedicated webpage, COVID-19 Response & Resources. It is intended to be the main source for information as it includes updates from campus health, university operations, communications distributed by the university, as well as information for students and employees. FAQs related specifically to HR can be found at Coronavirus HR Resources.

The information contained on this page is supplemental and is meant to centralize information from the Office of Human Resources and Institutional Equity.

Operational Guidance for Modified Phase Three

Because of a low positivity rate and the availability of coronavirus vaccines, the City of New Orleans has issued new COVID-19 guidelines, effective May 28, 2021. Tulane University will adhere to all the restrictions of this phase, which can be found here. If you have questions, please review Tulane’s dedicated COVID page or consult with your HR business partner.

Temporary Emergency COVID-19 Paid Leave Program

Tulane will provide up to 80 hours of emergency paid leave for COVID-19 related circumstances. This applies for full-time benefits eligible employees and pro-rated hours for part-time benefits eligible employees who are unable to work because of quarantine, isolation or family care needs related to COVID-19 exposure, illness or other related scenarios.   This includes caring for children that are at home due to school closures. Detailed guidelines and frequently asked questions are found at the Temporary Emergency COVID-19 Paid Leave Program.

Staffing Needs, Hiring & Student Employment

Many in our community have had their livelihoods impacted as a result of COVID-19.  The university has transitioned jobs to remote working arrangements to the extent possible.  However, some jobs cannot be worked remotely, and some jobs have increasingly diminishing workload. At the same time, there are essential job openings which must be filled.

Visit the Staffing Needs, Hiring & Student Employment page to understand the steps the university is taking to address staffing needs by reassigning underutilized positions, as well as how we are addressing open job postings to fill only essential jobs. Here you can also view guidelines for student employment. 

Working Remotely/Flexible Work Arrangements

To support social distancing and increased workplace flexibility, the university implemented a flexible work arrangement policy. Supervisors are encouraged to incorporate flexible work arrangements into their operations and business continuity planning efforts where possible.

Please review the flexible work arrangements page for more information about the program.

LinkedIn Learning Work Anywhere Resources

LinkedIn Learning Work Anywhere Resources are free and available to help Tulane employees as we continue our transition to implement flexible work arrangements allowing for work at home (telework) options where possible.

COVID-19 Benefits and Wellness FAQs

As we navigate through this challenging time, we hope you will find these benefits resources helpful. On this page you will find information about telemedicine, benefits coverage under Tulane’s medical insurance as it relates to COVID-19, information about maintenance prescriptions, EAP resources, and travel insurance if needed. We will continue to update these FAQs as information becomes available.

COVID-19 HR Communications

Review communications sent out to supervisors regarding guidelines, policies and resources as it relates to COVID-19.