The impact of COVID-19 on workplaces at the University of Lethbridge continues to evolve rapidly.
The University is open and operations are continuing, though in keeping with advice from public health officials, taking preventative measures to limit the transmission of COVID-19 is a priority. All employees not required to work on campus are required to work remotely.
The employees required to come to campus to work will be determined by a Senior Administrator. For employees who are required to work on campus, preventative measures will be put in place to limit the transmission of COVID-19, including assigning employees to spaces where they work alone, modifying work schedules, implementing new shifts, rotating the employees who work at the same time, requiring physical distancing measures for employees who may be working in groups, as well as continuing to promote good workplace hygiene and sanitation practices. It is imperative that employees and supervisors follow these directions to help limit the transmission of COVID-19. Each week, employees are to submit to their supervisors their activities that they have performed while they have been working remotely.
While the University takes preventative measures to limit the transmission of COVID-19, all employees are encouraged to take preventative measures in their private lives as advised by public health officials.
The closure of childcare and eldercare, along with the closure of K-12 schools, has added significant and sudden challenges to some employees’ lives.
Employees and supervisors have been seeking answers to multiple questions. While questions and answers may vary slightly by employee group, and certain individual circumstances will inform how answers may change by individual, the following answers apply generally to most employees.