Employee Information

  take the Pledge

Commit to the Gaels Wellness Pledge to ensure awareness of College expectations related to COVID-19.

daily health screening

Complete a daily health screening with the LiveSafe App before you leave your residence.

facial covering

Facial coverings greatly reduce COVID-19 transmission. Plan to wear yours regularly.

 

Core Commitments & Guiding Principles

  • We are committed to the safety and well-being of our campus community members.
  • We are committed to offering a high-quality, personalized, and transformative education. As such, the most important consideration at this time is that we remain Mission-focused and remain accountable to our Lasallian Core Principles. 
  • We are committed to creating a culture of care in light of this global pandemic and returning to work and class on campus, strong. 
  • We continue to be coordinated and consistent with local and national health guidance throughout this time. We will follow the recommended health protocols orders with all that we do and will adapt those recommendations or orders as they evolve.
  • As employees make plans for the work they need to do, everyone should consider distance, density, and duration. The more an individual interacts with others, and the longer the interaction, the higher the risk of COVID-19 spread. 
  • If employees can work remotely, they should.
  • Since teaching modalities will be three-tiered (on-campus, hybrid, fully online), we expect that all offices, student programs, and services will model a similar three-tiered approach. Signage, websites, email signatures, and other notification methods will include updated office hour information and the mode of delivery for all programs and services.
  • Efforts and communication will cultivate the spirit that this is a time not just to ‘make it through’ but to find innovative ways to move forward in a positive way that builds community.

Health and Wellness

Our community is committed to campus wide health and wellness protocol that enable us to mitigate the risk of transmission of COVID-19.  We will continue to respond to the most current guidance and updates to help minimize the spread of illness on our campus and the greater community.

Campus-wide health & Wellness Protocol

 

Wellbeing@SMC offers both existing and new wellness resources 

Returning to Campus

We are delighted to welcome more students on campus for the January and Spring 2021 terms. Based on our phased reopening plan, which is aligned with the tiers in California’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy, we will be offering more in-person classes, have more students living on campus, and offering more in-person services, activities, and programming. 

Saint Mary’s prides itself on personalized education and support for students. In order to serve our students in a manner consistent with this goal,  we will need staff who provide direct service to students to resume working on-campus. We will also need an increased presence of staff who provide direct support to faculty.

Now is the time to start thinking about logistics and how your respective offices will best serve our students, as well as protect the health of staff. Supervisors will start working with staff to determine appropriate staffing levels, rotating work schedules, and any modifications to workspaces to comply with health and safety protocols. We will continue to adjust these plans when circumstances change. 

Consistent with our phased reopening plan, we will not need to increase staff presence in offices that do not provide direct service to students or faculty unless Contra Costa County moves into the Yellow Tier.

 

Facility Cleaning Services 

Facilities Services (through its contracted custodial team, Able Services) will continue providing daily cleaning and disinfecting of classrooms, break rooms, bathrooms, and all public spaces. Facilities Services will provide disinfecting wipes and/or disinfectant spray bottles for computer labs, classrooms and public spaces for individuals to clean surfaces regularly.  Disinfectant wipes may not be available so community members should be prepared to use spray bottles and paper towels as an alternative.

Facility cleaning & disinfecting Protocol by Location

 

Guidance for Managers

Managing well in this current context is more important than ever.  We encourage managers to reach out to their supervisors or Human Resources if they need support to inspire and maintain high standards for health protocols, integrate employees working virtually with those working on-campus, and help employees as they work to maintain physical and mental wellness.