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Nov. 24, 2020 – Non-essential employees to work remotely following Thanksgiving Break

Following Thanksgiving Break, only assigned essential employees will work on campus while all others will work remotely for the month of December. Similar to last Spring Term, campus buildings will be locked Nov. 26 through Jan. 4. 

Faculty and staff will work with students who need access to academic buildings, the library and dining services. Hoke Union Building will be open on a limited basis so on-campus residents can pick up take-out meals. The Library will remain accessible with ID Card entry. It will have a modified schedule. 

Daily Self-Checks: Employees are not required to complete a Daily Self Health Check on days they do not come to campus. To avoid unnecessary auto-reminders, supervisors can update the work location for their direct reports in Mountie Hub. 

Non-essential travel is strongly discouraged, as those who leave the state or are exposed to the virus should quarantine for 14 days. This means on-campus employees would have to refrain from coming to work during that time. We urge all members of the campus community to carefully consider their holiday plans and the impact they could have on EOU students, faculty and staff. 

Employees must continue to promptly contact their supervisors if they have COVID-19 illness symptoms, have “close contact” with another person known or presumed to be infected with COVID-19, or are instructed to get COVID-19 tested or quarantined by their doctor or a government authority. 

Current data about positive cases among EOU employees and students can be found at eou.edu/coronavirus/data-dashboard. Thank you for your ongoing conscientiousness. 

Remember to set an away message on office phones and emails for the Thanksgiving closure, as well as for the month of December if needed. Happy Thanksgiving!