What Faculty & Staff Can Do
Keeping the campus healthy takes everyone working toward a shared goal. As faculty and staff, that means you'll follow these guidelines and expect your colleagues to do the same.
Check in Daily Using the Aura App
Complete the daily checklist using the Aura Sequential Testing app.
To download the Aura app:
- Download (or log in to) the Bucknell App — Faculty & Staff persona.
- Tap the "Herd Health" icon.
- Download the Aura Sequential Testing app.
- Tap the blue "Sign in with Google" button and log in using your Bucknell credentials.
- Tap the green "Daily Symptoms Checker."
Within Aura, you'll report whether you have no symptoms or any of the following symptoms:
- Aches and pains
- Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
- Chest pain or pressure
- Dry cough
- Fever (above 100.4)
- Loss of speech or movement
- Loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
Wash Your Hands and Use Hand Sanitizer
While washing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds is the preferred method, hand sanitizer can be used when hands aren't visibly dirty or when soap and water aren't available. Hand sanitizer should contain at least 60% alcohol.
Wear a Face Covering
Everyone — faculty, staff, students and visitors — must wear a face covering at all times, with a few exceptions outlined in the Facemask Policy linked below. When wearing a face covering, place it over both your nose and mouth and make sure it fits snugly with no gaps. Wash your hands before putting on and immediately after removing the face covering. Remember to wash the face covering itself on a regular basis.
Read the Bucknell Facemask Policy (myBucknell login required)
Practice Physical Distancing
Everyone — faculty, staff, students and visitors — must stay at least six feet away from others and remain aware of their surroundings at all times. Plan ahead, be patient and take alternate routes to avoid passing too close to others or entering congested areas. If necessary, modify work areas so that you and your fellow employees are adequately spaced out.
Read the Bucknell Social Distancing Policy (myBucknell login required)
Keep Your Workspace Clean
While Bucknell's Facilities team will perform regular disinfecting of high-touch areas, faculty and staff should routinely clean all frequently touched surfaces, such as workstations, keyboards, mice, phones and doorknobs. Cleaning and disinfecting of private offices will be the responsibility of the occupant, but Bucknell will provide spray bottles within office areas for employee use. If you need more, ask your department's point of contact.
Read about personal safety for faculty and staff
Monitor Your Health and Report Any Concerning Symptoms
Some people who have COVID-19 may never experience symptoms, a fact that makes the practices outlined above even more vital. Even so, it's important to monitor your health for one or more of these symptoms of COVID-19:
- Cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Fever or chills
- Muscle or body aches
- Vomiting or diarrhea
- New loss of taste or smell
Employees who have one or more of these symptoms, whether mild or severe, should do all of the following:
- Stay home
- Contact your healthcare provider
- Notify Human Resources
- Complete the intake form located in the Absence worklet in Workday or at this link
Read about reporting symptoms and exposure
Order Personal Protective Equipment
Personal Protective Equipment, or PPE, is another defense against the virus, working as a barrier that protects you and others from airborne aerosols. Order masks, gloves, face shields and other PPE through your department's point of contact, listed here.
Enroll in Contact Tracing
By participating in the contact tracing app, you'll ensure that the Bucknell community can quickly identify and isolate any outbreaks. Users can use the app to report a high temperature or positive test, which will alert others with whom they've had contact. Please note that the app will not communicate personally identifying information to Bucknell or Bucknell HR. Reporting a positive test in the app is not a substitute for the mandatory reporting to HR, outlined above.