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Working On Campus

Belmont’s Working on Campus policies are focused on providing a safe and effective workplace during the pandemic, and transitioning everyone back to campus.

  • With the increased availability of the COVID-19 vaccines and the decreasing active cases of COVID in Davidson County, any remaining Belmont employees who are working from home are returning to full in-person work.
  • If an employee believes they are unable to return to campus due to a medical condition they should speak to their supervisor and contact HR for information on official FMLA leave or how to apply for official ADA accommodations.

Belmont has been and remains committed to observing CDC-recommended protocols for a safe workplace, including:

  • Requirement that everyone on campus wear well-fitting face masks when indoors, except when in an enclosed, personal workspace or while eating.
  • Mandating that at least 6 feet of distance between individuals be always maintained.
  • Not hosting in-person meetings or events to avoid crowds and avoiding use of poorly ventilated spaces.
  • Encouraging washing hands often and providing hand sanitation stations throughout campus to promote good hand hygiene.

Employee COVID-19 Checklist & Reporting Protocols

All faculty and staff are required to complete a Daily COVID-19 Symptom Tracker form each morning through Belmont’s Health Portal. This process is HIPAA privacy and security compliant. The Daily COVID-19 Symptom Tracker asks employees to respond to a few simple questions to determine if they have had close contact with anyone infected with COVID-19 or if they are experiencing any symptoms, like fever, coughing or shortness of breath. When employees complete and submit the Tracker, Belmont’s Health Services team will be alerted to any potential concerns and can contact employees directly to determine next steps. Additional information on the Symptom Tracker, including directions on setting up text reminders and an FAQ document, can be found on the Staying Healthy Together page.

  • 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

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. Supervisors should send an employee home if they suspect they may be sick. Follow the COVID-19 Reporting Protocols. Contact HR for further consultation. 

As school districts throughout Middle Tennessee continue to alter school schedules, we understand the challenges that some employees with school-aged children may face. 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.

Meetings and Gatherings

It is strongly encouraged that in-person meetings and gatherings are conducted virtually whenever possible. In cases where in-person meetings are absolutely necessary, all participants should be wearing masks, maintaining social distance and minding their hand hygiene, and the duration of such meetings should be as short as possible. Safe room occupancy rates as determined by Event Services must be observed at all times.

University Travel

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