Faculty and Staff
- Mines began its Spring 2021 semester as scheduled on Tuesday, January 12. Spring Break will still occur March 27-April 4.
- Free COVID-19 testing is now available for whole Mines community, including family members. Learn more here.
- All employees reporting to campus or a Mines facility must comply with all required procedures for reporting to work, including daily self-screenings.
- Normal absent reporting, based on individual department or leadership procedures, is still required for employees who aren’t able to report to work, either remotely or on campus. Employees should contact their supervisor with questions about what absence procedures are in place for their department.
- Employees who require special accommodations or who are considered to be the most vulnerable to serious illness from COVID-19 are encouraged to work remotely and should partner with their supervisor and Human Resources (firstname.lastname@example.org) to address special accommodation requests.
- Researchers and those who work in research labs should continue to follow direction provided by the Research and Technology Transfer Office in addition to national and state health guidelines.
- University travel is not permitted, except for travel paid through a research contract or by an external source. Any exceptions must be approved by the provost or a vice president and must follow CDC guidelines.
If You Feel Sick
If you become ill with COVID19-like symptoms:
- Immediately leave campus and stay home at the first sign of any symptoms.
- Use the Mines Community COVID Reporting Tool to notify campus officials of your symptoms.
- The Mines COVID Response Initiator Team (CRIT) will use the information provided to respond and intervene quickly on confirmed/presumed cases of COVID-19 within our campus community.
If you share a house with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, is a presumptive positive case, or has been asked by a health care provider to self-isolate, you are not permitted on campus and must self-quarantine for 14 days after your last exposure to the COVID-19 case before returning to campus.
“Professor Cristian Ciobanu has been incredibly understanding, positive and helpful. He has made online class enjoyable and has made several accommodations for his students by actively asking for student input and interaction online. He has made it a priority to let students know that he is willing and able help whenever he can.”
— Jeanalee Schlabaugh, Student
Orediggers climb together. Orediggers look out for each other.
It will take a shared commitment from each and every one of us to stop the spread of COVID-19, open campus and be together at Mines this year.
We take great pride in being a top engineering and applied sciences university and we will strive to be the exemplar in preventing the spread of COVID-19 in a university setting.
Therefore, as a member of the Oredigger community, I promise to protect classmates and colleagues, our families and neighbors, and myself by adopting the practices and attitudes summarized below;
COMPLETE TRAINING SESSIONS
to learn required safety practices and expectations for learning,
working, and living on campus.
MONITOR MY HEALTH DAILY AND CHECK FOR COVID-19 SYMPTOMS
I will stay home if I am experiencing any of the COVID-19 symptoms, even if I feel well enough to come to campus. Symptoms are fever of 100.4 or higher, chills, shortness of breath, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and/or diarrhea.
ISOLATE AND SELF-QUARANTINE
for the prescribed period of time after exposure to someone who is ill or has tested positive for COVID-19.
MAINTAIN APPROPRIATE SOCIAL DISTANCING
in all settings, both on- and off-campus.
WEAR AN APPROPRIATE FACE COVERING
over my mouth and nose when indoors and in any other setting where it is difficult to maintain social distancing, and use any other protective gear prescribed by the university.
WASH MY HANDS FREQUENTLY
using soap and water or hand sanitizer. Contribute to the cleaning of classroom surfaces as requested.
CAREFULLY OBSERVE AND FOLLOW
campus and building instructional signs and directions.
PARTICIPATE IN COVID-19 TESTING AND CONTACT TRACING
to preserve the wellness of the community.
BE POSITIVE AND GRACIOUS
when others provide safety reminders and suggestions.
BE ATTENTIVE AND HELPFUL
to anyone around who may be in need of support.
Orediggers Supporting Orediggers
The Faculty & Staff Giving Committee at Mines is working to ensure all members of our campus are supported in their time of need. If you’re in a position to help students or employees who are experiencing financial hardship, there are two ways to give:
- The Employee Relief Fund provides just-in-time assistance for Mines faculty and staff who are experiencing financial hardship. Make a gift »
- The Laura K. Fagerstone Memorial Student Emergency Fund provides immediate resources for students facing financial hardship, including students most affected by COVID-19. Students in need should be referred to Derek Morgan, Dean of Students.
Wear Your Mask
like you're preparing for reentry
Masks are required on campus sidewalks, walkways and other outdoor areas where six feet of social distancing cannot be easily maintained..
TOOLS AT A GLANCE
CONTINUITY OF TEACHING & LEARNING
Trefny Center resources and workshops for teaching online
ITS REMOTE RESOURCES
Tools and resources for Mines employees working remotely
CONTINUITY OF RESEARCH
Advice and guidance for researchers
Frequently asked questions, travel guidance and more
Returning to Work
Employee health screening form, requirements