Latest Review: January 2021
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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.
It is not appropriate to ask coworkers whether or not they have been vaccinated. Supervisors should consult with their HR Business Partner to address individual concerns regarding the vaccination status of staff members. Shaming or bullying regarding vaccination status will not be tolerated.
For the most up-to-date information on vaccinations and booster vaccines, please visit: tulane.edu/covid-19/vaccine.
Yes, the university will offer free vaccinations as a service to faculty, staff, and students. For more information on how to make an appointment at one of Tulane's vaccination clinics, please visit the Stronger TUgether Vaccination page.
If you work for Tulane and are covered under a Tulane insurance program, those expenses will be paid under your insurance plan.
Employees are required to receive a COVID-19 vaccine authorized by the FDA. Currently, there are three such vaccines and information about them is available on the FDA website.
This information may be used to determine your COVID-19 vaccination status and your suitability for certain university activities and for reporting and operational planning purposes. The university will store this information in accordance with its information security policy and will restrict access to a limited number of authorized personnel. In addition, Campus Health and other authorized personnel may use relevant portions of this information to ensure compliance with COVID-19 policies Tulane University has put in place to protect the health and safety of the campus community.
If you've been vaccinated, you must continue to follow university protocols on mask-wearing, physical distancing and regular participation in the asymptomatic testing protocol. The only difference is that you may not need to quarantine if you were exposed to a positive case or recently traveled. If you have completed the full vaccine sequence from an entity outside of Tulane, please update your vaccination records through the Campus Health Patient Portal. If you have been vaccinated at the Tulane Vaccine Clinic, your record will be updated automatically.
For the most up-to-date information on testing and tracing, please visit: tulane.edu/covid-19/testing-tracing.
Yes. All faculty, staff, and students are required to participate in ongoing surveillance testing. Please visit the Stronger TUgether Testing and Tracing site for the latest updates.
If you ever need assistance or are in doubt about an employee issue consult your HR business partner.
All employees are expected to comply with the university’s health strategies including wearing face coverings when deemed necessary by the university. Supervisors should communicate regularly with their employees about these protocols as they will go a long way to keep our environment safe. Failure to adhere to these protocols places our community at risk and may be subject to disciplinary action.
Managers play a critical role in ensuring the safety of their employees, as well as the general Tulane community, by taking the appropriate steps to address non-compliance situations whether you observe the behavior and/or it may be reported to you. It is important that you respond quickly and appropriately to those situations.
Please review the Manager’s Guide for Addressing Non-Compliance During COVID-19 for more information.
If the employee is able to work remotely, supervisors should allow them to do so. Employees returning to work should secure permission from their supervisor before returning to a Tulane work site. The university follows CDC guidelines for employees returning to work. The CDC offers different strategies intended to be applied as appropriate based on local conditions and operational needs. Please consult with your HR business partner if you have questions.
Instructions for using the COVID-19 leave pay code in Kronos can be found here.