Staff Coronavirus FAQ
As of August 2, 2021, employees returned to campus. We continue to require the use of face masks and social distancing for all employees. Our campus remains committed to following the CDC guidelines by installing plexiglas barriers, ongoing cleaning and sanitation.
Yes. While on campus, employees wear masks and stay at least three feet apart. Southwest will continue to review the guidelines published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) and update them regularly as needed.
If you are not feeling well and believe you may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, you should advise your supervisor. You should also take a COVID-19 test within three (3) days of the suspected exposure and report a positive result to the College.
In accordance with state law, effective Nov. 15, 2021, Southwest no longer requests self-reports for positive COVID-19 test results. Stay safe and be well!
At this time, temperature checks are not being required on campus. But everyone should wear face masks, maintain social distance, stay home if you are not feeling well, and take a COVID-19 test within 3 days of suspected exposure.
The rules on this are tricky and evolving. Generally speaking, having an infectious disease such as the flu hasn’t entitled workers to compensation because it is nearly impossible to determine where someone contracted the illness.
If you are considered a vulnerable individual or have an ADA-qualifying disability, you might qualify for an accommodation. Otherwise, you need to return to work. For additional information, please contact the Office of Human Resources.