|Technical guidance & guidelines|
|CAMPUS & Workplace Safety|
To protect the privacy rights and the health and safety of every employee, no electronic or communication should be shared with others when an employee has contracted COVID-19.
In accordance with state guidance, employees should maintain a daily journal of contact with other colleagues, visitors, students, or other members of the University community to submit to their healthcare provider if they contract COVID-19.
As with any other situation that requires a leave of absence, a supervisor, the department’s Human Resources Business Partner, or an employee will directly contact University Human Resources to address their need for time off to address their own illness in accordance with University leave administrative processes.
University Human Resources will communicate with an employee and the department’s HR Business Partner while they are on a leave to address their own illness due to COVID-19 and until the employee’s health condition has improved. Their health status must be verified by medical documentation to successfully return to work.
In addition, the RIDOH will continue to take the steps to perform contact tracing and inform anyone who may have been exposed. Individuals at risk of exposure will discuss with their supervisor the need for time off as instructed by the RIDOH.