Safety Phase Orange - Fall Reopening

Employees must complete a daily COVID self-screening prior to reporting to work on campus. This screening does not need to be logged or turned in. If employees answer "no" to each question, no further action is necessary. If an employee answers "yes," then they must complete this COVID Reporting form.

Return to Work Scenarios

Gus at a computer with a mask practicing safe social distancingThe following Q&A is meant to help guide the process of COVID quarantine/isolation and time away from campus. Please contact Human Resources with any questions regarding your particular circumstances. 

When do I need to complete the online COVID REPORTING FORM ?

  • If you are symptomatic or exposed to a confirmed COVID case
  • If you are diagnosed with COVID-19

What happens after I complete the online COVID reporting form?

  • You should contact a healthcare provider about being tested for COVID-19
  • You should stay at home and limit all exposure to others
  • You will be contacted within 24 hours from a campus liaison, who will work with you on any required 10- or 14-day quarantines (based on CDC guidelines at the time)

What if my doctor tells me I should not work right now?

  • Please work with Nicole Goebel, in Human Resources who will assist you with this individualized process.

What happens if I qualify for, and use all of my, COVID-19 Relief Leave?

  • The same College policies apply for any additional time off you may need, including policies related to personal time off and medical-related leaves of absence.
  • For example:
    • Exempt employees may qualify for Short-Term Disability.
    • Employees on an approved leave may use their accrued, but unused, vacation/PTO, following normal approval processes.
    • In some circumstances, employees may be approved for an unpaid leave of absence.

Can I work remotely?

  • Accommodations to work remotely will be considered on an individualized case-by-case basis, based on job duties and other business-needs factors (and the College will continue to follow State of Minnesota mandates related to work-from-home). 
  • Employees should work with their supervisor for any requests to work from home. 

Office/Department COVID Work Plan

Offices/departments should create a COVID work plan that accounts for Gustavus employees, student employees, and visitors/vendors. Learn more about items offices/departments should discuss for their COVID work plan.

Travel Expectations

  • College-sponsored travel is not allowed through August.
  • The COVID Leadership Team is finalizing travel policies and expectations for fall semester.


Many signs have been designed for offices and departments to use to help convey COVID safety expectations. A list and image of all the signs may be viewed on the COVID signs page.