We have learned very quickly there are many adjustments, sacrifices, and challenges that come with starting a new school year in the age of COVID-19. For further information about returning to the workplace and for HR accommodation forms, please visit the Return to Regis section on Regis Resources.

  • Isolation

    • For those who test positive for COVID-19, a minimum five-day isolation is required per CDC guidelines. A member of Health Services will call you with your results and ask for a list of any close contacts at Regis. You will be asked to leave campus immediately and cannot return until the five-day isolation period is complete and CDC discharge criteria are met. Health Services may contact you for periodic check ins.
    • For most people who test positive for COVID-19, isolation and additional precautions can stop five days after the onset of symptoms, or after the date of the positive test for those who are asymptomatic.
    • It can also stop following the resolution of a fever for at least 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medicine.
    • More information on the CDC guidelines of isolation can be found here.
  • Quarantine

    • Quarantine is required for someone who has had close contact (within six feet for more than 15 minutes) with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, or has developed symptoms and is awaiting test results, unless you are fully vaccinated and have a booster.
    • Fully vaccinated individuals do not need to quarantine unless they have symptoms.
    • A five-day quarantine starts after the last contact and ends if no symptoms develop and/or you receive a negative COVID-19 test.
    • If you have been quarantining, you must present Health Services a negative COVID PCR test taken on day five of your quarantine or shortly thereafter, prior to your return to campus.
  • Contact Tracing

    • In collaboration with the Health Services team, the Local Boards of Health, under the direction of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, will perform contact tracing on those on Regis’ campus who test positive for COVID-19.
    • You will be asked to provide a list of close contacts while you were on campus. You will also receive detailed instructions for isolating or quarantining.
    • The Board of Health will call you to check in periodically. They are responsible for determining when your isolation or quarantine will end.
    • At the end of your isolation or quarantine, please make sure to ask them for a letter stating you are discharged. A copy of that letter should be sent to Health Services prior to your return to campus.
  • Sick Days

    Sick days may be used for the first five business days you are in quarantine or isolation and should be entered into Paycom. If you are medically unable to work for more than five business days, you will need to apply for short-term disability through Guardian, as well as submit a request form to Human Resources. For questions regarding sick leave and short-term disability, please contact Jessica Szymczak Roy in Human Resources. Please do not provide any medical information directly to your supervisor.

  • Reporting and Testing

    Do staff need to use their break time to attend weekly COVID-19 testing appointments in Regis Community Health Services?

    No, these brief testing appointments are an employer requirement for on-campus work; therefore staff do not need to use their break time to participate in testing taking place in Regis Community Health Services. However, time missed to attend an off-campus COVID-19 testing appointment with another entity must be charged to Medical Leave (Sick Time) or occur during the lunch hour as it would necessitate additional time away from work.

  • Office Staffing

    Student facing departments are expected to provide services to students on campus in an effective manner. This may include split schedules or other arrangement for staff. Staff may request accommodation for remote work. This request should be through their direct supervisor and the Department of Human Resources.

  • Faculty Instruction

    Faculty who are immunocompromised or have other concerns regarding teaching on campus need to request accommodation from their individual program director, dean, and the Department of Human Resources.

  • Remote Work

    Regis College is planning for a full, in-person opening of campus for fall 2021. Please reach out to your manager/supervisor/dean directly to discuss adjustments to work schedules.

  • Working in Office Environments

    Employees working in an open environment must be sure to maintain wear a mask when other coworkers are present.

    Plastic facial shields will be available to those with a need for such equipment.

    Faculty and staff should clean their workstations and shared areas frequently and diligently. The university will continue to employ office cleaning, but employees should be vigilant about cleaning high use areas.

  • Employee Accommodations

    Regis College recognizes this is a challenging time for employees and their families. COVID-19 has presented many unforeseen complications that have forced our community to adjust rapidly.

    Special accommodation requests should be made to the HR Benefits Manager. All such accommodation requests need to be approved by the Department of Human Resources. Staffing options can be found in the Regis College Return to Campus Guide for Faculty and Staff Employees available on Regis Resources.

  • Meeting Spaces

    Meetings can be held in person, and all attendees will be required to wear a face covering. Technology should be available in the meeting room to accommodate participants choosing to attend remotely.