Dear NEOMED Employees:
Hopefully you are managing to stay warm and safe during these frigid and snowy days of winter. As you know, there may be times when conditions are so harsh that the University has to adjust its normal operating procedures. This may happen due to inclement weather, power outages, etc. In many ways, these conditions require us to pivot to our “Learning, Teaching & Working Remotely” practices to which you have become accustomed with over the past two years.
While those designated by their supervisors as performing essential functions in Public Safety, Campus Operations and the Comparative Medicine Unit (CMU), and therefore, have to report to campus during such times, all other employees should refrain from traveling to campus. Depending upon their circumstances, those whose work can be done from home, regardless of their current agreed upon work-from-home status, will be expected to conduct their duties remotely. As for teaching and learning, Colleges will make their own determinations regarding remote instruction.
We will continue to find creative ways to work remotely and maintain continuity in our learning and teaching. We also appreciate your understanding that your safety comes first, and though we strive to maintain our ongoing operations, we do so with minimal staff on campus during these times.
John T. Langell