Month: June 2020

Daily Employee COVID-19 Self-Observation Questionnaire

The CDC recommends that all individuals monitor their health for the symptoms of COVID-19. This is especially important if you are leaving your home for purposes of running essential errands or going to the workplace.  

To assist employees (faculty, staff, and student), the University has created a Daily COVID-19 Self-Observation Questionnaire. The purpose of this questionnaire is for you to self-observe your health prior to coming to work each day.

This is a measure put in place to protect yourself and others based on criteria from the CDC. This should be used as a personal tool to help track symptoms and temperature. This document does not need to be submitted to anyone at Lawrence.  

Once you begin your workday, continue to observe yourself for any changes such as fever, coughing and/or difficulty breathing. If you develop symptoms throughout the day, go home, review symptoms, notify your supervisor/department chair, and utilize the CDC self-checker system for further guidance at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html


Update on COVID-19 and the Lawrence Community | June 25

We continue to track the impact of COVID-19 on our campus community. Since the original spread of the virus, 19 employees have been self-isolated; no employees are currently in isolation. Seven students have been self-isolated since the original spread; no students are currently in isolation. To date, no individuals working or living on campus have tested positive for COVID-19. 

It is imperative that we continue to practice physical distancing no matter where we are; we can help stop the spread of COVID-19 and protect others and ourselves by staying home whenever possible and practice proper safety measures.While we do not know of any Lawrence faculty, staff, or students that have tested positive for COVID-19 to date, we know that our community is feeling the impacts of this pandemic.

Our thoughts are with all members of our community as we work to ensure the safety of our families and friends and wrestle with the effects of this global pandemic on all facets of our lives.Thank you for your collective and individual efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19.


Update on COVID-19 & the Lawrence Community | June 18

This week we welcome a small number non-essential employees back to campus as we institute the first of a multi-phased process to return employees to on-campus work. Phase one is outlined in the Return to On-Campus Work for Non-Essential Staff. Thank you to everyone who returned to your offices and departments this week and for continuing to adhere to our safety and health standards, as outlined here.

We continue to track the impact of COVID-19 on our campus community. Since the original spread of the virus, 19 employees have been self-isolated; no employees are currently in isolation. Seven students have been self-isolated since the original spread; no students are currently in isolation. To date, no individuals working or living on campus have tested positive for COVID-19. 

It is imperative that we continue to practice physical distancing no matter where we are; we can help stop the spread of COVID-19 and protect others and ourselves by staying home whenever possible and practice proper safety measures.

While we do not know of any Lawrence faculty, staff, or students that have tested positive for COVID-19 to date, we know that our community is feeling the impacts of this pandemic. Our thoughts are with all members of our community as we work to ensure the safety of our families and friends and wrestle with the effects of this global pandemic on all facets of our lives.

Thank you for your collective and individual efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19.


Update on COVID-19 & the Lawrence Community | June 11, 2020

The University continues to track the impact of COVID-19 on our campus community. Since the original spread of the virus, 19 employees have been self-isolated; no employees are currently in isolation. Seven students have been self-isolated since the original spread; no students are currently in isolation. To date, no individuals working or living on campus have tested positive for COVID-19. 

It is imperative that we continue to practice physical distancing no matter where we are; we can help stop the spread of COVID-19 and protect others and ourselves by staying home whenever possible and practice proper safety measures.

While we do not know of any Lawrence faculty, staff, or students that have tested positive for COVID-19 to date, we know that our community is feeling the impacts of this pandemic. Our thoughts are with all members of our community as we work to ensure the safety of our families and friends and wrestle with the effects of this global pandemic on all facets of our lives.

Thank you for your collective and individual efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19.


Update on COVID-19 & the Lawrence Community | June 4

The University continues to track the impact of COVID-19 on our campus community. Since the original spread of the virus, 19 employees have been self-isolated; one is currently in isolation. Seven students have been self-isolated since the original spread; one is currently in isolation. To date, no individuals working or living on campus have tested positive for COVID-19. 

It is imperative that we continue to practice physical distancing no matter where we are; we can help stop the spread of COVID-19 and protect others and ourselves by staying home whenever possible and practice proper safety measures:

  • Maintain at least six feet between you and another individual.
  • Wear a mask when you are in public where other physical distancing measures are difficult to maintain. Please note that all individuals living or working on the Lawrence campus are required to wear masks when they are in interior public areas or when gathering in a group both indoors and outdoors. Faculty and staff can request a mask by completing a request form; students should contact the Dean of Students.
  • Avoid public transportation whenever possible.
  • Limit non-essential travel.
  • Limit social gatherings and avoid crowded venues.
  • Practice good hygiene, including handwashing; disinfect surfaces you touch; and avoid touching your face.
  • Follow these guidelines if you are feeling ill.

While we do not know of any Lawrence faculty, staff, or students that have tested positive for COVID-19 to date, we know that our community is feeling the impacts of this pandemic. Our thoughts are with all members of our community as we work to ensure the safety of our families and friends and wrestle with the effects of this global pandemic on all facets of our lives.

Thank you for your collective and individual efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19.