Institutional Response

Institutional Response FAQ for Faculty and Staff

List of 5 frequently asked questions.

  • The Seminary will ensure that the employee’s office and the building are adequately and properly cleaned before employees are invited to return to the building;
  • Employees working in the building will be given the option of working remotely for up to 14 days following the diagnosis of the infected employee after which time—unless they too have been diagnosed—they will be expected to return to work.
    • Human Resources will work with the department head to determine how to manage employees whose work cannot be done remotely.

Employees should stay at home until the 14-day incubation period has passed. If they are diagnosed, then they should follow the instructions from their medical provider based on information from the CDC.

  • The employee should take sick leave.

Employees should stay at home until their family member is no longer exhibiting symptoms or until the 14-day incubation period has passed, diagnosis, whichever comes first.

  • They employee should take sick leave in the case of an ill family member.
  • Please do talk to your supervisor about this. If you are part of the group which is at higher risk for serious illness, then you should make a personal decision as appropriate. However, as long as the seminary is opened employees will be expected to report to work.

If you have questions or information to share, please contact the Emergency Response Team at covid19@vts.edu.

If you are exhibiting any flu-like symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath), stay home and seek medical advice.

If you are diagnosed with COVID-19 or if your healthcare provider has reason to believe that you have COVID-19, contact Human Resources or a member of the senior team (Dean Markham, or Vice Presidents Melody KnowlesJacqui BallouKatie Glover, or Linda Dienno).