COVID-19 Faculty and Staff Resources
Access employee-specific information related to COVID-19 here.
The Office of Human Resources offers tips for telework, information on workplace accommodation and wellness resources offered as part of the University benefits package.
Staying active during this time can have a tremendous impact on not just your physical well-being but your mental and emotional wellness too. We've gathered a list of free online fitness resources that you can access to get and stay moving.
Through Campus Recreation, members of the Saint Joseph's community can access virtual classes.
With the Peleton App, you get a two month free trial where you can immerse yourself in a variety of live studio classes including cycling, running, bootcamp and more.
The popular workout studio Orangetheory fitness is offering free, daily 30-minute at-home workouts through their YouTube channel.
Darabee is a nonprofit website that provides daily workouts that can be easily done at home with little to no equipment. They also have PDF's of different exercises that you can download.
Did you know you can also access virtual nutritional counseling while working from home? Through our partnership with Corporate Wellness Nutrition, faculty and staff can have confidential, 30-60 minute sessions with a registered dietitian to maintain or develop healthier eating habits. They can also provide tips on how to best support your immune system during this time.
We understand that many of our faculty and staff may be struggling during this time. We want to highlight some of the benefits and services you have access to through our providers.
The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) connects you with the resources, support and guidance you might need if you're struggling with grief, loss, emotional well-being and more. A full list of services provided under the University's EAP can be found here.
If you're looking for ongoing support, you can also access tele-behavioral health services through our insurance provider, Independence Blue Cross.
With the Stop, Breathe & Think app, you can explore breathing and meditation exercises to help keep you grounded.
Spiritual wellness allows us to remain grounded and connected to God. Campus Ministry is offering virtual mass on Sundays as well other opportunities to connect throughout the week.
Some employees may work from home due to a health-related accommodation, the need for physical distancing within an office, or due to government restrictions.
Here are some tips to help you balance work and home while telecommuting:
- Set boundaries for yourself at home.
- Maintain access to natural light when possible.
- Take the time to video chat with friends and family.
- Avoid staying in bed, and yes change out of those pajamas.
- Stay active.
- Take advantage of meditation and mindfulness apps offering free trials.
- Eat regularly and remember to break for lunch!
- Sign off when the workday is over. Office hours apply at home too.
- ADA Reasonable Accommodation: The Office of Human Resources will engage in an interactive process to determine whether an employee is a qualified individual with a disability for the purposes of providing a reasonable accommodation.
- Family Medical Leave (FMLA): Employees may be eligible for an unpaid leave of absence of up to 12 weeks under the Family and Medical Leave Act, for reasons including but not limited to care for themselves, care for a spouse, son, daughter or parent with a serious health condition or a chronic condition. In addition, an employee may be eligible for up to 26 weeks of FMLA to care for a covered service member.
- Personal non-FMLA Leave: Requests for a leave of absence without pay (for reasons other than those covered by the FMLA policy, or unrelated to a medical condition) can be submitted to the department head, and approved by the provost, dean, and/or area vice president. If granted, please contact the Office of Human Resources regarding your benefits.
- Telecommuting: Telecommuting is an arrangement that allows employees to work from home or an alternate work site using telecommunications and computer technology. Not all positions are amenable to telecommuting. Permanent and temporary telecommuting arrangements are subject to the approval of the department head, dean and the provost/vice president.
The University is asking that faculty and staff keep in close contact regarding coronavirus. Some forms may only be accessible with Saint Joseph’s single sign-on credentials.
COVID-19 Self-Disclosure Form for Faculty and Staff
Please complete the COVID-19 Self-Disclosure Form if any of the following applies to you:
- You are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19
- You have been diagnosed with COVID-19 (for example, tested positive)
- You had a non-campus or unknown exposure.
Saint Joseph’s faculty excel in delivering instruction in many formats. To further optimize the student experience, the instructional continuity webpage offers information, resources, recommendations and guidelines associated with changes to teaching, learning and working at Saint Joseph's University.
Day Plan for SJU Employees
Before you head to Hawk Hill for the day, make sure to review this checklist to keep yourself and others as safe as possible while interacting on Saint Joseph’s campus.
What does my day look like? Consider:
- How many meetings do I have? Are they virtual or in person?
- Will I be connecting informally with colleagues or students?
- Will I be returning to my home between meetings or classes?
- Will I be primarily indoors or outside?
- How many hours will I be on campus?
- What is the weather forecast?
Mapping out my day:
- I’ve completed the self-monitoring assessment through the SJU Safe app and am cleared to come to campus.
- I’ve considered the number of masks I will need based on my activities and meals and have accounted for the possibility that my mask could break or become soiled.
- I will have down time between meetings or classes.
- I’ve determined where I will sit.
- I’ve determined where I will eat.
- Face masks (plus extras)
- Bag to store my mask when not in use
- Hand sanitizer
- Disinfecting wipes
- Smart phone with SJU Safe app downloaded
- Laptop and any additional work supplies
- Meals, if needed
- SJU ID card
In the event that you forget your safety items, please contact your designated building liaison. You may purchase additional supplies at select campus retail locations.
- Clean your hands often and avoid close contact with other people.
- Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a mask when around others.
- If you need to sneeze or cough, do so in a tissue and dispose of it afterwards.
- Avoid sharing items such as pens, pencils or electronic devices with other people.