Yesterday, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds announced a new proclamation that directs employers in Northeast Iowa to take additional steps to ensure that all employees who can work from home are doing so.
At UNI, we have taken proactive measures to evaluate teleworking for employees, which has been strongly encouraged. Earlier this week, we began locking buildings on campus so that only those individuals with keys can access the buildings. We ask all supervisors and employees to continue to evaluate the extent to which they can feasibly work from home.
Our efforts at UNI are focused on ensuring the health of all our employees and the Cedar Valley through social distancing and deep cleaning of all facilities. Employees who show any signs of illness must remain at home and not return to campus. All employees should remain diligent with hand washing and other hygienic practices.
If you are unable to work from home, please pay attention to your health and take your temperature before coming to campus. Remember that if you show any signs of illness - a fever of 100.4 or above or a runny nose, cough or sore throat - you should stay home. If an employee is on campus and becomes sick during the day, they should go home immediately. Information regarding leave options can be found at prepare.uni.edu.
COVID-19 is beginning to spread quickly in Northeast Iowa, and our goal is to ensure that our employees and students stay as healthy as possible and continue to flatten the curve.