Returning to Work

To limit population density on campus, many faculty and staff continue to work remotely. NC State will adjust on-site work requirements with guidance from the UNC System and public health experts.

Return-to-Work Guide

As NC State reactivates campus operations for the fall 2020 semester, many employees are returning to campus. Employees should only return to on-site work at the direction of a supervisor.

The university has developed and implemented policies and procedures to protect on-campus employees by ensuring appropriate physical distancing, cleaning and sanitizing of workplace surfaces, and availability of personal protective equipment for on-campus employees. A PDF guide explaining these measures in more detail is available at the link below.

Download the guide

Changes to Your Workplace

Many of the buildings across campus will have changes to doors for entry and exit to encourage physical distancing. Buildings will also have signage to direct traffic flow and to reinforce safety measures. NC State Facilities is implementing protocols for cleaning high-touch surfaces on campus, such as elevator buttons, vending machines, bathrooms and other areas.

All employees should clean their work spaces at the beginning and end of their workday and follow all guidelines for workplace safety.

Community Expectations

To help protect the Pack, NC State has created COVID-19 community standards. All employees have a responsibility to know and follow all university policies and guidelines, including the COVID-19 community standards.

  • Wear a face covering in all university buildings, classrooms and anywhere else on campus, indoors or outdoors, when you cannot maintain physical distance (6 feet) from another person.
  • Practice good hand hygiene by washing hands frequently or using alcohol-based sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol.
  • Maintain an appropriate distance — at least 6 feet — from others whenever possible.
  • If you’re feeling sick, stay home and work with your supervisor on appropriate leave provisions.
  • Follow all directions given by university officials and public health authorities.

Failing to follow these community standards or any other university policy or guidance related to COVID-19 health and safety may lead to administrative action in certain circumstances.

Read the full community standards

Special Circumstance Review

The policies and practices put in place around COVID-19 are designed to help protect all members of the Pack. Our special circumstance review process can help with any needed adjustments to work schedules or employment related to disability accommodations and safety. Complete the form below to request a review.

View the form

This information is subject to change. Last updated: Aug. 26, 2020.