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Working On Campus

Working On Campus Task Force

The Working on Campus Task Force – formerly 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 Information Technology, Human Resources, Health Services, Risk Management, Communications and other colleagues with distinct points of view on the work experience at Belmont. This team is focused on providing information and developing processes and protocols for those employees working on campus as well as those working or teaching remotely due to the impact of COVID-19.

All employees completed training workshops prior to returning to campus in the Summer of 2020, and all are required to observe new campus safety protocols around social distancing, hand washing, wearing face masks and daily health screenings.

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 spring unless specifically approved by senior leaders.