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May 18 - To faculty and staff: Mask guidance and working on campus

Dear faculty and staff,

Thank you for all you have done to keep our campus community safe throughout the pandemic. As you likely know, the state of Rhode Island recently updated many of its COVID-19 guidelines for those who are fully vaccinated.

As a result, effective immediately, masks and social distancing are no longer required while indoors or outdoors on campus for members of the Salve Regina community who are fully vaccinated. If you are not fully vaccinated, you must continue to wear a mask indoors and within three feet of others outdoors, and practice social distancing around others.

You are considered fully vaccinated if you have received both doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine and more than 14 days have passed since your final dose.

Faculty and staff are strongly encouraged to receive the COVID-19 vaccine if they haven’t done so already. Vaccinations are essential to a healthy work environment and will position the University to deliver the fullest campus experience in the fall.

Working on Campus

The latest Rhode Island guidelines, which take effect Friday, May 21, allow for 100 percent capacity in workplace offices. This is terrific news and allows us to work toward bringing the majority of our campus community together again, in-person.

Given this, the University expects all employees to return to work in their on-campus office locations beginning Tuesday, June 1. You may continue to work with your supervisor if flexibility is needed due to COVID-19 health risks. The continuance of any remote work arrangement is dependent upon position responsibilities and office needs, and is at the discretion of your supervisor, director and/or vice president. Please contact the Office of Human Resources with any questions related to requesting a reasonable accommodation due to a disability.