EMPLOYEE COVID GUIDELINES
The below employee COVID-19 guidelines are in effect as of March 27, 2023. We thank you for your cooperation over the past three years to keep our community safe.
Effective March 27, 2023, the COVID-19 vaccine will no longer be required for employees and proof of vaccination will not need to be submitted. We continue to strongly recommend that all employees continue to follow CDC guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination which recommend that everyone be up to date with COVID-19 vaccines including booster doses.
What to do if you are diagnosed with COVID-19
Employees should continue to notify their supervisor if they are unable to work due to illness, however, employees are no longer required to contact the Office of Human Resources to report positive COVID-19 cases. The University continues to strongly recommend that employees stay home if they feel unwell, and if they test positive for COVID-19, that they follow the guidance of their medical provider and isolate according to CDC guidelines. Employees that test positive for COVID-19 and are unable to work due to illness or isolation, should contact the Office of Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org or 516-463-6526.
Time Away From Work
If you are sick, where applicable, you may take sick leave, short term disability and FMLA leave, if eligible. If a family member is sick, you may be eligible for FMLA and/or NY PFL. Please contact the Office of Human Resources at email@example.com to determine FMLA/PFL/Paid Sick Leave/Short Term Disability eligibility. Additional information about NY State paid sick leave is available at https://paidfamilyleave.ny.gov/new-york-paid-family-leave-covid-19-faqs.
Hofstra’s Airborne Infectious Disease Exposure Plan
Hofstra University has adopted an Airborne Infectious Disease Exposure Prevention Plan designed to protect employees against exposure and disease. This plan does not go into effect unless and until directed by the NYS Commissioner of Health during a designated airborne infectious disease outbreak. The University will notify campus if the plan is activated. You can view this plan anytime from the Portal, under Policies – Safety Plans.
Contact Human Resources at Benefits@Hofstra.edu with any questions regarding the above.