Employee Updates

COVID-19 - What To Do


  • Each employee should system monitoring each day before returning to work, then log that information into Ridge Net.
  • Employee must be free of ANY symptoms related to COVID-19 prior to coming on campus. Employees are responsible for notifying their supervisor if they are unable to work and file the appropriate leave.
  • Practice social distancing. Stay at least 6 feet (about two arms’ length) from other people.
  •  No gatherings allowed.
  • All individuals in public settings (common workplaces, hallways, stairwells, meeting rooms, classrooms, break-rooms, restrooms, etc.) must wear face masks/coverings. Those wearing cloth face masks will be required to wash the covering each day and must have a replacement on hand in the event the cloth mask becomes wet or soiled.
  • If more than one person is in a room and the size of that room prevents social distancing, a face mask should be worn.

Monday, July 20, 2020 all returning full-time (this does not include furloughed employees or faculty) employees will report to work and for  mandatory  training for COVID 19, HR protocols for COVID-19, and directions for daily monitoring as part of the return to work orientation for Phase Two of the COVID-19 Plan.

These sessions can be attended in person or by Zoom.  This meeting will occur on all three campuses at the same time. If a person does not want to attend a face-to-face meeting, check your e-mail for a Zoom link sent by Dr. King on 7/15/2020. 

Employees are expected at one of the following training sessions (either face-to-face or via Zoom):

Monday, July 20:  8:30 AM OR 1 PM

Helena Campus-Nursing Auditorium

DeWitt-Community Room

Stuttgart B 104

If you attend the meeting in person you must ….

  1. Wear a mask.
  2. Practice social distancing (6 ft apart, no sustained conversations, no one sits together, your seats will be identified).
  3. Avoid social contact.

You will be screened as you enter the building.

Stay home if you have had any of the following symptoms, but be sure to contact your supervisor first.

  • Most common symptoms include: fever, dry cough, tiredness,
  • Less common symptoms: aches and pains, sore throat, diarrhea, conjunctivitis, headache, loss of taste or smell, a rash on skin, or discoloration of fingers or toes,
  • Serious symptoms: difficulty breathing or shortness of breath, chest pain or pressure, loss of speech of movement,

Seek immediate medical attention if you have serious symptoms. Always call before visiting your doctor or health facility.

Stay home if you have recently traveled to a COVID hotspot. Currently  the following cities are hotspots :Miami, Houston, and Phoenix, Los Angeles-but these change from time to time. Stay at home if  have been in contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19 or if you have recently tested positive for COVID-19, or you are running a fever.  

If you must remain at home, contact Rhonda St. Columbia and your direct supervisor.

July 20, 2020, full-time, non-faculty employees, who are not on continued furlough, will return to work.  Employees will be expected to work staggered shifts, Monday-Friday.  The eight-hour work day will be completed by the employee working remotely, where applicable.  Employees are to have their schedule approved by the supervisor and/or Vice Chancellor.  

Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)

Employees will do COVID screening by self monitoring. You will receive COVID-19 training  and HR information about COVID leave and return to work guidelines. For health concern,s which make you high risk contact,  Rhonda St. Columbia at ext. 1130 or rhonda@pccua.edu.

I. Screening/Self Monitoring

  • Take your temperature at home, if you have no thermometer you will enter from the front area of the main building and have your temp. taken.  Details provided soon.
  • Complete online survey, daily.  On July 20, instructions will be provided.

 II. COVID-19 Education/ Training and HR Protocols

  • Information will be provided to employees on how to handle if they are COVID positive or have been exposed to someone with COVID.  We do not want employees reporting to work if you are sick.

III. Daily Safety Protocols

  • All employees will wear a mask.
  • Employees should wash hands frequently throughout the day and bring sanitizer to work.
  • Everyone should practice social distancing. 
  • Everyone should clean your work space with sanitizer.