COVID-19 Update: May 31, 2022

Dear Faculty and Staff,       Jacksonville State University has returned to traditional operations for the 2022-2023 academic year, including in-person instruction, social activities, and athletic events. The University is relying on students, staff, and faculty to follow best practices in order to continue to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 on campus.     As of June 1, 2022, our COVID Contact Tracers will become inactive, and the Self-Reporting form will be removed from the website.  Individuals who test positive are encouraged to seek care from the JSU Health Center and to self-trace and notify those deemed exposed. The COVID Task Force has created a general Q&A page with resources to help guide you through your tracing, exposure, and positive concerns. The email address will continue to be actively monitored to assist faculty and staff as they support our students through specific situations that may involve COVID-19 questions.  I would like to publicly thank our professional and dedicated team of contact tracers and support staff who have done outstanding work over the last two years. Their tireless efforts have truly made a difference in the health and lives of our campus community!  As always, JSU will continue to maintain situational awareness of our community and state and adjust the campus response as needed.  As a reminder, the "Temporary Policy on Pay and Leave Time Related to COVID-19", Policy I:02:19:1, was rescinded effective May 10, 2021. Employees experiencing COVID related absences will be charged accrued leave and must abide by the Sick/Medical Leave of Absence Policy I: 02:17. Any employees currently participating in the Sick Leave Pool may request assistance from the pool if all accrued sick leave has been exhausted prior to utilizing earned compensatory time or accrued annual leave. For questions, please contact Stay Safe and Well Gamecocks!  In Service, Michael Barton  Director of Public Safety and COVID Task Force Leader