In support of all our employees, the University will offer paid leave for those who are diagnosed with Covid-19 for use while unable to work due to Covid:

  • For regular staff who are diagnosed with Covid-19, the University will provide an immediate, one-time allotment of fifteen (15) continuous days of sick leave with pay.   
  • Employees who test positive for Covid-19 will be contacted by the Employee Relations team to certify their diagnosis and make arrangements to receive their leave.  This program will replace the previous Advance of Sick Leave program created at the beginning of the pandemic.
  • Faculty who are diagnosed with Covid-19, informed by their Instructional Continuity planning, should continue to work with their department chairs and school Deans to make arrangements for their paid leave while recovering.

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