We as faculty and staff members must do our part to keep the Bucknell community safe and healthy — so that everyone can focus on the University's goal of providing life-changing experiences for students.

You won't have to do it alone. Everyone — students, faculty and staff — has an equal responsibility to one another. By working together and following the guidance outlined here, you can help our community navigate these challenges safely and effectively.

 

Vaccination

Bucknell strongly encourages faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in an additional effort to mitigate the impact of the virus among our campus communities. Employees are also strongly encouraged to follow CDC recommendations for vaccine boosters and to stay up-to-date with vaccinations. 

Personal Protective Equipment 

In order to distribute personal protective equipment (PPE) efficiently, each department/office has been assigned a point of contact who will order supplies for their department/office weekly (on Thursdays) through Bucknell Facilities. In most cases this will be your department's administrative assistant. Ask someone in your department if you are unsure of your department's point of contact.

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Contact this person to order the following supplies:

  • Masks: disposable, clear and KN-95
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Nitrile gloves
  • Face shields
  • Other PPE upon request

Classrooms and community areas will be stocked with spray bottles of disinfectant and paper towels. Facilities does not accept orders for disinfecting wipes. Common areas are also supplied with hand sanitizer dispensers.

Orders submitted by noon on Thursday of each week will be delivered no later than the early part of the following week by the building custodian.

Requests should reflect the fact that orders will be filled weekly; please do not stockpile supplies. PPE requests will be funded centrally and not charged to departments.

If You May Have Been Exposed to COVID-19

If you have had contact with a COVID-19 positive individual, follow CDC guidelines for masking and quarantine/isolation. Contact your health care provider for instructions about obtaining a test if you need one. 

If you need to be absent from work because you have tested positive for or been exposed to COVID-19, follow your department's absence reporting process to notify your supervisor.

Work Accommodations

Bucknell understands that some staff members may have underlying health conditions that place them at a higher risk of contracting COVID-19, or that they may be a primary caregiver to another person with such conditions. The Office of Human Resources will work with individuals in these situations to identify reasonable accommodations, if possible, to address their individual health issues or personal situations.