More information on Occidental’s plans for a remote Fall 2020 semester.
Return to Work Plan
Human Resources is working on a return-to-work process. Although fall semester instruction will be fully remote, having a limited number of students on campus will require having some employees on campus as well. Supervisors will be identifying positions that need to be on campus. In the meantime, employees who are working from home can continue to do so until directed otherwise by their supervisor.
Employee Health & Safety
In order to minimize the spread of the virus and protect our campus community, we will implement health and safety requirements for those who will be living or working on campus. This includes wearing facemasks in public at all times, practicing physical distancing, and using a College-sponsored monitoring app for daily temperature and symptom checks.
Any students, faculty and staff on campus will be regularly tested for the virus (the College is partnering with a private lab to ensure access to sufficient tests and timely results). We will continue the current practice of cleaning and disinfecting high-touch surfaces and food service will be take-out only, in line with Los Angeles County regulations. Students, faculty and staff will be required to participate in a contact-tracing program and to observe Occidental’s isolation and quarantine protocols, as necessary.
Technology Office Hours for Staff
ITS is holding open office hours and training sessions geared specifically to support staff on using tools such as Google Suite and video conferencing. Email Lisa Mattia for more information.