Updated: March 26, 2020 at 9:31AM
Campus Health and Safety
Notre Dame is following the guidance of the CDC and local and state health department officials. While in-person classes are suspended for the remainder of the semester, the University remains open and operations continue with appropriate measures to protect the health and safety of the campus community. Read more about the steps has Notre Dame taken to help protect the safety and well-being of students, faculty, staff and visitors for more information.
Work, Pay, and Benefits
All employees should work with your supervisor to determine your appropriate schedule and location for work. Managers should work to resolve issues or concerns about working on campus or remotely, involving Human Resource Consultants if necessary. For guidance on remote work, please refer to the Remote Work Toolkit.
At this time, pay and benefits continue for all full-time and benefits-eligible part-time regular employees. This includes those who: experience a temporary lack of work for their position; work from home to fulfill caregiving obligations resulting from this health crisis (e.g. widespread school closings); are mandated by a healthcare provider to be quarantined (separated and restricted due to POSSIBLE EXPOSURE) or isolated (separated and restricted due to TESTING POSITIVE). The University will pay employees for days quarantined and/or isolated, and this time off will not be deducted from paid time off already accrued.
The University is closing the Early Childhood Development Center (ECDC) after careful and thoughtful consideration and in conjunction with public health recommendations. ECDC-ND and ECDC-SMC will be closed for the foreseeable future as a precautionary measure.
The Notre Dame Wellness Center is operating on adjusted hours and offering only telehealth services. Call 634-WELL (9355) to schedule a telehealth appointment. Additionally, the pharmacy is operating as a drive-thru only pharmacy.
If you are experiencing feelings of stress or anxiety about these events, please contact LifeWorks, the University’s Employee Assistance Program. By contacting LifeWorks, you will be able to reach a person to talk to in order to receive emotional support as well as referrals to resources and services. Additionally, the wellness coaches at the Wellness Center are available to assist. To schedule a telehealth visit with a wellness coach, call 574-631-2366.
Benefit-eligible faculty and staff can also take advantage of emergency backup care, through Bright Horizons, when regularly scheduled care plans are interrupted due to a school, camp, facility closure and/or the unexpected absence of a care provider. Family care emergencies apply to both child and eldercare situations.
All University-reimbursed international travel is prohibited for the foreseeable future. All personal international travel is strongly discouraged. University-reimbursed domestic travel must be postponed or canceled unless an exception is granted by a dean or supervisor.
In January, Notre Dame banned University-sponsored travel to any country that receives a Warning Level 3 travel advisory from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The University strongly recommends against personal travel to these countries, or any others that may be elevated to Warning Level 3.
For the safety and wellbeing of our community, anyone who travels to a CDC Warning Level 3 country must self-quarantine for 14 days and receive medical clearance before coming to campus. Information on self-quarantine and the medical clearance process is available at University Health Services. This policy applies to visitors to campus and to Notre Dame properties worldwide.
Please review the travel and self-care tips. To ensure that the University is immediately able to contact you while you are traveling, all faculty, staff, graduate and undergraduate students on University-sponsored travel are required to register their foreign and domestic itineraries. Please feel free to also register your personal travel, and stay attuned to advisories issues by the CDC, State Department, and World Health Organization.