Update posted: May 28, 2020; 8:00 a.m.
LSU administration is working closely with local, state, and federal health officials to monitor the developments related to the Novel Coronavirus, known as COVID-19.
LSU will continue to closely follow all developments related to the Novel Coronavirus and will keep the campus community apprised of any major changes in the situation.
Messages related to COVID-19 sent to employees related from LSU Administration can be found at: lsu.edu/coronavirus/messages/employees.php
In anticipation of the governor announcing a further easing of restrictions, the university plans to begin Phase 2 of the return to campus on Monday, June 8.
Following the Governor’s announcement relaxing restrictions, LSU will begin Phase 1 of our return to campus Monday, May 18.
Aside from essential personnel currently on campus, only other critical employees specifically approved by the EOC may return to campus. If you are unsure whether you are part of Phase 1 or not, please contact your supervisor.
All others should continue to work remotely for the time being. Please do not return to campus if you are not notified that you are a part of Phase 1, as it is imperative that we approach our return to campus cautiously in order to reduce the risks to those working on campus.
No in-person large meetings are allowed. Ten or more individuals constitutes a large meeting.
Remote meetings should continue when possible.
Face covering use will be required on campus when it is not possible to maintain appropriate physical distancing of at least 6 feet, such as entering campus buildings, using copy rooms, and other shared spaces. It is the employee’s responsibility to provide and maintain their face covering, unless otherwise informed by their supervisor.
If you do not have a face covering, please make sure you obtain one prior to returning to campus. The U.S. Surgeon General, Jerome Adams, demonstrates how to make your own face covering at youtube.com/watch?v=tPx1yqvJgf4. You can see a visualization of these steps at lsu.edu/coronavirus/docs/bandanafacecovering.pdf.
The university is not providing hand sanitizers. Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
Use hand sanitizer, at least 60% alcohol, if soap and water are unavailable.
The CDC recommends people clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces (e.g., keyboards, cell phones, doorknobs, desks, light switches) using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
An EPA-registered disinfectant or 10 percent bleach/water solution will be most effective. These cleaning and disinfectant products are readily available through mail order or local supermarkets and stores that stock basic home cleaning products.
Please contact your supervisor.
What if I do not feel comfortable returning to work?
Please contact your supervisor.
Anyone who has been exposed to COVID-19 must:
- Stay home
- Notify the EOC of exposure
- Be cleared for return to campus
To notify the EOC of exposure, email email@example.com.
The LSU EOC has established a new method for requesting access to campus. To request access to campus, please fill out a Request Access to LSU A&M Campus form at https://veoci.com/veoci/p/w/mj9um47dtwe6. Requests are to be submitted by supervisors only and must be placed at least 24 hours in advance of the date the employee is requesting access. Employees should not come to campus before receiving formal approval from the LSU EOC.
The LSU EOC is coordinating donations from LSU departments. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with information regarding the supplies you have collected. The EOC will accept, log, and distribute the supplies to the community.
It is imperative that all donations be coordinated by the LSU EOC. If have already donated items, please contact email@example.com with details about your donation.
The local medical facilities are in need of N-95 masks, nitrile gloves, and other personal protective equipment (PPE) and disinfectants.
Faculty and Staff Information
LSU has prepared resources to guide faculty and staff on how to convert their face-to-face classes for online delivery and on working remotely.
- Faculty Guide to Geaux Online
Workers' Compensation Benefits while working from an alternate work site
- Employee Hub
- Balancing Working and Living at Home
- Faculty Research Continuity Planning
- Faculty and staff who do not have access to a computer, laptop, etc. at home may bring their equipment home. You must fill out this form and take photos of the equipment with the ID number. Please submit the form and pictures to your unit’s asset custodian. Request for Off-Campus/Home Storage of Equipment.
- Unemployment Insurance related to COVID-19
- Workers' Compensation Benefits while working from an alternate work site
- The FBI has seen an increase in fraudulent schemes related to the coronavirus pandemic. Please review these tips to keep your information secure.
- If you are a member of the LSU community and your health provider has confirmed or suspects that you have COVID-19, report these findings to LSU by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.