For general information regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19), refer to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website at cdc.gov.
Positions that are designated to work on campus will remain that way. However, a department may decide to participate in the Alternate Work Location Arrangement (AWLA) Pilot Program. Department heads are responsible for determining which positions are eligible for partial telework through the AWLA program. To learn more, including information about eligibility, visit the AWLA website.
Employees with a child that needs to quarantine/isolate can request to work remotely. This flexibility will continue until further notice. The employee must provide documentation and obtain supervisor approval.
In situations where employees are unable to perform their duties remotely, they may request leave.
Full-time, salaried employees who are unable to work remotely and have exhausted their leave can request leave from the COVID-19 Leave Pool by completing the COVID-19 Leave Pool/Childcare Certification Form and submitting it to HR-COVID19@fsu.edu.
Effective August 1, any request for workplace modifications related to COVID-19 will be evaluated through the University’s Americans with Disabilities Reasonable Accommodation process. This process is available to help mitigate or eliminate the impact of a disability in the workplace.
To initiate this process or if you have questions, please email Amber Wagner, ADA Coordinator, at AMWagner@admin.fsu.edu.
Face coverings are not required on campus. Employees are encouraged to wear face coverings if they are more comfortable doing.
All individuals are asked to be considerate and respectful of others’ personal space. Employees and students can choose to wear masks. However, individuals should not ask or require others to do so.
COVID-19 vaccinations are expected but not required. It is not appropriate for individuals to ask faculty, staff, or students about their vaccination status.
Procurement and Building Services have PPE, cleaning products, and other COVID-related supplies available for distribution. A limited number of supplies are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Additional supplies will need to be sourced. For more information, departments can visit the Procurement COVID-19 PPE website.
In all cases, report your close contact to SAFER via the Daily Wellness App or the Daily Wellness Check on my.fsu.edu and to HR via HR-COVID19@fsu.edu. If you have been fully vaccinated, you are not required to quarantine. Information regarding general guidance on close contact can be found on the Workplace Guidance information page. If you are experiencing symptoms, refer to the COVID-19 Testing Information page or contact HR-COVID19@fsu.edu for guidance.
Employees who are ill for any reason should inform their supervisor and isolate themselves at home. Employees who first experience symptoms in the workplace should notify their supervisor and leave the worksite immediately. Employees who believe they have COVID-19 symptoms as outlined by the CDC should consult with their health care provider on any recommended testing. Before returning to the workplace, employees should adhere to the following guidance:
Positive Cases – Return to Work Guidance
Individuals who test positive for COVID-19 should isolate for five days from the positive test result. The date the positive test is taken counts as day zero. If no symptoms have occurred (asymptomatic) by day five, or if their symptoms are resolving including being fever-free for 24 hours without use of fever-reducing medicine, the individual may return to work with a mask on day six. Individuals must wear a mask around others for five additional days if reporting to work on campus or continue to quarantine/isolate at home until day ten.
If fever is not resolved or no improvement in symptoms on day five, individuals should continue to self-isolate until symptoms are improving and fever-free for 24 hours without use of fever-reducing medicine.
Close Contact Exposures Guidance
No Quarantine Required
Individuals are not required to quarantine if they meet the following conditions and have no symptoms:
- Completed the primary vaccine series for Pfizer or Moderna within the previous six months
- Completed the J&J vaccine within the past two months
- Individuals who have completed full series and have received a booster
Individuals who are up to date with vaccinations are not required to quarantine after close contact exposure unless they have symptoms. However, they should wear a mask indoors and while around others for 10 days. It is also recommended to take a COVID test on day five.
Individuals must quarantine if they meet the following conditions:
- Vaccinated with both doses of Pfizer or Moderna more than six months ago and have not received booster shot
- Vaccinated with J&J over two months ago and not received booster shot
- Have never received a COVID-19 vaccine
If individuals are considered unvaccinated according to the criteria above, they are required to isolate for five days from exposure. They should continue to wear a mask for an additional five days. It is also recommended to take a COVID test on day five.
If symptoms develop, get a test immediately and isolate at home. Follow the above guidance based on your vaccination status.
Employees that are ill for reasons not related to COVID-19, such as the common cold or influenza, should stay home and isolate until at least 24 hours after their fever is gone without the use of fever reducing medicines, or after symptoms have improved (at least 4-5 days after flu symptoms started) in accordance with CDC guidance.
If the employee is tested and diagnosed with COVID-19, the procedures for Positive Cases will apply.
Individuals who have been placed in isolation or quarantine but are feeling well may work remotely if they are able to complete their duties and their supervisor approves remote work. Those unable to work remotely or who are not feeling well may use annual and/or sick leave.
Individuals may visit vaccines.gov to find a COVID-19 vaccine provider. Vaccines will continue to be available for students at University Health Services. For more information on testing and vaccines, visit COVID-19 Testing and Vaccine | University Health Services (fsu.edu)
Personal Domestic Travel
Personal domestic travel is not prohibited.
- If employees choose to travel, they should review the Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) website for guidance on domestic travel recommendations for fully vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals.
- FSU does not require a self-quarantine after domestic travel unless the employee presents COVID-19 related symptoms upon return from travel.
Personal International Travel
Personal international travel is not prohibited. However, international travel via cruise ships, including river cruises, is strongly discouraged.
Employees who travel internationally should follow the protocols below:
International Travel for Fully Vaccinated
- After returning to the United States:
International Travel for Unvaccinated
- After returning to the United States:
- Get tested with a viral test 3 to 5 days after travel AND stay home and self-quarantine for a full 5 days after travel.
- Even if you test negative, stay home and self-quarantine for the full 5 days.
- If your test is positive, isolate yourself to protect others from getting infected.
- If you don’t get tested, stay home and self-quarantine for 10 days after travel.
- Avoid being around people who are at increased risk for severe illness for 10 days, whether you get tested or not.
- Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms; isolate and get tested if you develop symptoms.
- Follow all state and local recommendations or requirements.
COVID-19 data by state and county can be found on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. This data is referenced for informational purposes and is not intended to substitute for medical advice or your personal responsibility to evaluate and limit your exposure risk.