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Information for Faculty and Staff

COVID-19 Notification

If you are a faculty or staff memeber and have tested positive for COVID-19, are experiencing symptoms or have recently been in close contact with someone who has tested positive, please fill out the form below to notify us.

COVID Notification Form for Faculty and Staff

When you have received notification that one of the employees in your area has reported that they have COVID-19 symptoms or that they have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive, please coordinate with the employee and fill out the form below.

COVID Notification Response for Supervisors

Fall 2020 Academic Calendar Updated

OBU has revised the calendar for academic year 2020-21. The Board of Trustees voted to move up the start of the fall semester, remove Labor Day and Fall Free Days, and conclude the fall semester before Thanksgiving. The move is part of the University’s COVID-19 response plan for the safe return to campus for students this fall.

Campus Map

The OBU Campus Map has been updated to include the locations of all available health screening locations as well as the open entrances for each building on campus.

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, OBU is actively monitoring best practices and updating guidance based on the recommendations of the CDC. OBU is committed to complying with all federal, state and local laws, including without limitation the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA); the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended; the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA); and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations as applicable. In the event of a conflict, these policies and procedures will be subject to and enforced in accordance with applicable federal, state or local law or mandate.

 After careful consideration, OBU has decided to re-open the OBU campus in three phases for the purpose of staggering employee re-entry with COVID-19 screening, training and possibly testing. Phase 1 began June 15, 2020 and Phase 2 began June 29, 2020. To protect our workforce, OBU has implemented the following policies and procedures applicable to anyone desiring entry to OBU facilities. Find out more information about the return to work transition below and read the full COVID-19 Return to Work Policies and Procedures.

OBU is Currently in Return-to-Work Phase 2

OBU’s work-from-home directive has expired for all employees.

Before reporting to campus to work, employees must:

When reporting to campus, employees must:

Employee Responsibilities

Facility/Workspace Changes

OBU has implemented the following measures to encourage social distancing and to limit COVID-19 transmission at work. In implementing these measures, OBU remains committed to compliance with all applicable building codes, laws and necessary security measures.

COVID-19 Testing

Frequently Asked Questions

If there is a long line to be screened will I get paid for that time waiting?

Yes. Talk with your supervisor for more information.

Do I need to get screened again if I leave campus?

No. You only need to get screened once per day.

What do I need to do if I answer "yes" to one of the screening questions?

If you answer yes to one of the screening questions, you may be asked to immediately leave OBU and you must notify OBU HR immediately for further instructions.

What if I have recently traveled?

Any travel out of the country, whether for personal or business reasons, must be reported and could result in an order to self-quarantine for at least 14 days.

When can I return to work if I had COVID-19?

CDC Guidelines stipulate the following: When you can be around others (end home isolation) depends on different factors for different situations.

Situation 1: I think or know I had COVID-19, and I had symptoms”

You can be with others after:

  • 3 days with no fever and
  • Respiratory symptoms have improved (e.g. cough, shortness of breath) and
  • 10 days since symptoms first appeared

Situation 2: I tested positive for COVID-19 but had no symptoms”

If you continue to have no symptoms, you can be with others after:

  • 10 days have passed since test
  • If you develop symptoms after testing positive, follow the guidance above for “I think or know I had COVID, and I had symptoms.”

Situation 3: I have a weakened immune system (immunocompromised) due to a health condition or medication. When can I be around others?”

  • People with conditions that weaken their immune system might need to stay home longer than 10 days. Talk to your healthcare provider for more information.  Testing is available in your community, and it may be recommended by your healthcare provider.  You can be with others after you receive two negative test results in a row, at least 24 hours apart.

Situation 4: For Anyone Who Has Been Around a Person with COVID-19

  • It is important to remember that anyone who has close contact with someone with COVID-19 should stay home for 14 days after exposure based on the time it takes to develop illness.

Situation 5: For Anyone Whose Physician has directed them to quarantine related to COVID-19 regardless of the situation

  • OBU and the employee/student will follow the written instruction provided by the employee’s or student’s medical provider including quarantining 14 days 
  • Employees will work remotely during the time of quarantine.