Staffing Guidelines (Employees) (Fall 2021)
These unprecedented times have called for us to work together as a community to ensure the safe and appropriate delivery of the robust Cabrini experience. We expect all employees to follow the guidelines in this web resource to the fullest extent possible to maintain a safe and productive environment for all.
In anticipation of an in-person fall 2021, Cabrini University is requiring all faculty, staff, and students to be fully vaccinated by August 15, 2021. For more information, please visit our COVID-19 Campus Protocols pages on the vaccination requirement, available at cabrini.edu/COVIDvax.
Please complete the Vaccination Status Survey (Employees) by July 2, 2021, to advise whether you are vaccinated, intend to be vaccinated, or are seeking exemption due to medical or religous reasons.
For those who cannot be vaccinated, either due to a medical condition or religious belief, an exemption process is available. Please submit a completed Vaccination Exemption Form to firstname.lastname@example.org by August 2, 2021.
Returning to In-Office Operations
Beginning August 1, Cabrini offices should begin scheduling a more robust in-office staffing arrangement, still in accordance with all COVID-19 mitigation measures that are in place, in anticipation of a primarily in-person fall 2021 semester.
We encourage employees to fulfill their vaccination requirement prior to returning to campus, if at all possible, and no later than the August 15 deadline. If you are returning to campus before you are fully vaccinated (that is, prior to two weeks after your final vaccine injection), please adhere to appropriate masking and social distancing guidelines.
In adherence with the guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Pennsylvania Department of Health, fully vaccinated individuals are no longer required to wear masks or adhere to social distancing requirements on campus.
Individuals who are not fully vaccinated are required to continue to wear masks and maintain six feet of distance in order to protect themselves and others against the spread of COVID-19.
Please route any requests for extended remote work and/or questions through your area’s leadership.
Workplace Accommodations and Considerations
COVID-19-related workplace accommodations and considerations should be coordinated through Human Resources (email@example.com, 610.902.8760). See the section on Workplace Accommodation Process for more information.
Please check with your supervisor and with Human Resources for more information. Alternate schedules and work options should be coordinated through Human Resources.
All offices should remain open and adequately staffed during the appropriate business hours throughout the semester. It is important to maintain a high level of service for students and outside constituencies. Arrangements for coverage should be made through your area’s leadership.
According to the CDC, individuals with certain conditions—and certain populations—may be at a higher risk for COVID-19 infection. Those conditions/populations include:
- Older adults (age 65 years and older)
- Asthma (moderate to severe)
- Chronic lung disease
- Serious heart conditions
- Chronic kidney disease being treated with dialysis
- Severe obesity
- Being immunocompromised
If you are unable to be vaccinated due to medical reason or religious belief,would normally work on campus, and have concerns about doing so due to a medical condition or COVID-19-related personal need (childcare, eldercare, family illness, personal illness, health risk, or medical condition that precludes you from wearing a mask), please complete the Telework Request Form (PDF) for consideration by the Office of Human Resources and your supervisor and/or dean.