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Returning to On Campus Work

The Return to Work Task Force is led by Vice President and Chief of Staff Dr. Susan West and Vice President for Administration and University Counsel Dr. Jason Rogers. Its members include representatives from the Information Technology team, Human Resources, Health Services, Risk Management and other colleagues with distinct points of view on the work experience at Belmont.

As Belmont prepares for the return to on-campus learning, we have begun to implement a careful phasing in of in-person work for our employees. Of course, new behaviors and protocols are in place so we all must work together to keep our campus community safe and healthy.

  • Return to Work Plan: Phases
  • Return to Work Plan: Strategies

Leave Policies

Belmont has several types of leave that may apply to COVID-related situations, depending on the circumstances. Examples include sick leave, FMLA, catastrophic leave, vacation leave and floating holidays. The University is reviewing how all of these work together to address this unique situation and will provide additional information. In the meantime, supervisors should send an employee home if they suspect they may be sick. Follow the COVID-19 Reporting Protocols. Contact HR for further consultation. 

We know this is a difficult time for all of our faculty and staff and especially those balancing parenting responsibilities. As school districts throughout Middle Tennessee announce altered fall schedules, we understand the challenges that some employees with school-aged children may face. While we know that this does not address all concerns, we are providing a Childcare Resource List.  Your well-being and the well-being of your children is a top priority. We encourage you to reach out to your Supervisor, Dean, Human Resources or your Senior Leader if you have questions about your particular situation.

Childcare Resource List 

COVID-19 Essential Employee Child Care Payment Assistance
Some Belmont employees may be considered essential employees under Human Services Personnel.
Register online for Child Care Payment Assistance

Tennessee Directory of Active Childcare Providers During COVID-19

Metro Nashville Public Schools Resource Site

The companies listed below may also be helpful resources as they all recruit Belmont students as caregivers on their platforms:

Additional county-by-county childcare resources can be found below.

  • New

    Davidson County Providers for School Aged Children
  • New

    Sumner County Providers for School Aged Children
  • New

    Williamson County Providers for School Aged Children

Meetings and Gatherings

Supervisors have been asked to identify and close areas where people are likely to congregate and interact (for example, break rooms and lobbies), and to enforce social distancing protocols. Common areas will remain closed until it is determined that it is safe to hold group gatherings.

  • Avoid groupings in hallways, restrooms, elevators and stairwells.
  • Social distancing should be observed during all breaks and meal times.
  • Discuss with your supervisor to see if any alternative arrangements are needed in your work space.  

Employee COVID-19 Checklist & Reporting Protocols

Perform this health check each day before reporting to work. If you answer yes to any of these questions, stay home and contact your supervisor.

  • Do you live with or have had close personal contact with a person who has tested positive or is displaying COVID-like symptoms?
  • Are you experiencing a cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle pain or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, or diarrhea?
  • Have you had a fever in the past 48 hours?
  • Is your current temperature at or above 100.4?


  • What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
  • If an Employee Reports Symptoms of COVID-19 at work or prior to coming to work
  • If an Employee Reports Positive Test For COVID-19
  • If an Employee Lives with or Has Had Close Personal Contact With Someone Who Has Tested Positive Or Is Displaying COVID-19 Like Symptoms

University Travel

To prevent unnecessary risks, there will be no University-sponsored student or employee travel, either international or domestic, this fall unless specifically approved by senior leaders.