Coronavirus Information

Operational and policy changes as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic will be posted here on an ongoing basis. Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has extended the stay-at-home order through June 4 for our region of the Commonwealth. This timeline is guiding our path forward regarding a wide range of return-to-work matters, in support of the safety of our community members and alignment with the state's guidelines.

Because much is subject to change in the current environment, we should not expect return-to-work to occur prior to June 14, except for those employees who continue to report to campus to support a critical need.

Last Update: Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 8:42am

This page will be updated regularly with vital information regarding workplace policies and procedures, as well as health and wellness information. It also includes a running inventory of official communications to date.

Latest update to this page: Added new "Return to Work" section; updated "Health & Wellness" accordion..

Information in the FAQ elements in President Wendy Raymond's Thursday email messages to campus are being added to the appropriate dropdowns below. Have a question for Wendy to address in an upcoming message?


Students

  • Academics & Remote Learning

    Faculty and students are moving forward in inspiring ways. 

    • Students and faculty will complete their courses, the College will award credit, and our seniors will graduate.
    • Students will continue to learn via synchronous and asynchronous means through the end of the semester. Thank you to our innovative and creative faculty; thank you to our flexible and engaged students. Though the courses will likely be modified, they will continue to offer intellectually engaging and rigorous explorations of their fields of study.
    • Please contact your dean if you would like to learn more about financial support and the availability of technology resources (such as laptops).
    • The Educational Policy Committee, informed by faculty and student feedback, is considering a possible pass/fail option for spring 2020 courses. We will announce details in the very near future.
    Remote Learning Resources
    • Tech support is available through the ProDesk; these IITS troubleshooters can help with issues relating to College computing and provide guidance regarding more general concerns, such as free or discount wifi services nationwide.
    • Haverford students can get a Pro Zoom account under the Haverford college site license with Haverford credentials. You need a zoom account to host zoom meetings, but you do not need a zoom account to join zoom meetings. Therefore, to join zoom meeting your professors are hosting, you (including Bryn Mawr students and Swarthmore students) do not need a zoom account. All you need to do is to download and install the free Zoom app on your devices. Your professor will invite you to a zoom session including a link, which you need to click to join. Visit Learning with Zoom (for Students) to learn more.

    Sign In to Zoom

    The Libraries will fulfill Haverford student requests for materials by providing digital copies of items. Request Digitized Items:

  • Admitted Students

    Will we resume on-campus learning for the Fall 2020 semester?

    As of this writing (April 21), we expect on-campus learning to resume for the fall semester. Could this change? Absolutely. Do we know when? No. We cannot know how the fall will play out at Haverford until the world knows more about how COVID-19 will affect public health. That said, we have set a few timeline markers for ourselves. For example, by June 15, we will make determinations about on-campus summer research, with an eye toward how students and faculty might be able to work together on campus come July 6 or later. And then on July 15, we will provide all enrolled students an update about plans for the fall semester; further – and, we hope, definitive – word about operational plans for the fall semester will be shared no later than August

    What will happen if we are unable to begin the fall semester on Haverford’s campus as planned?

    While we hope to be together in person this fall, we are also actively and creatively developing a range of contingency plans. This includes considering modifications to the calendar, a blend of virtual and in-person learning, and ways to apply our longstanding educational strengths within remote learning experiences should exigencies require them. While no decisions have been made, we are guided by the goal of designing a program that maintains the high quality and personal nature of the education we cherish.

    As with all previous responses to the crisis, our path forward will be guided by four core principles:

    1. We will provide our students an excellent liberal arts education consistent with Haverford’s long standing academic standards and values.
    2. We will safeguard the health and well-being of Haverford students, faculty, and staff.
    3. We will contribute to the greater good.
    4. We will steward the College as a perpetual institution that has a responsibility to future generations of students as well as today’s.

     

    The deadline for students to make their enrollment decision is May 1.

    This date allows us the time necessary to work with our incoming first-year class on the many other important additional steps of enrollment - such as advisor and housing assignments. In the event we are in a position to admit students from our waiting list, we also wish to be able to engage with these students in a timely fashion that allows them to be fully onboard with these additional steps.

    There is no enrollment deposit at Haverford!

    You may already know this, but Haverford has never required an enrollment deposit. In the spirit of the honor code, we don’t need anything more than a student’s word that they would like to join the Haverford community.

    Requests to defer one’s enrollment

    The conditions and circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic are still unfolding, and we also recognize that each student’s personal circumstances are distinctive. In light of this, we will allow requests for deferral of enrollment through August 31. To make such a request, please reach out to Jess Lord, Vice President & Dean of Admission and Financial Aid.

    The next steps of enrollment will start later in May.

    After a student makes the decision to enroll at Haverford, the next official outreach they will receive from Haverford will be from Instructional & Institutional Technology Services (IITS) about setting up their Haverford email account. From there, the many other steps of enrollment will begin - like housing, advisor assignments, placement exams, etc. These processes will unfold over the course of the summer. We will rely on students to check their Haverford emails frequently!

    • Students should look for an email from First-Year Dean Katrina Glanzer in early June directing them to the First-Year website for next steps.
    • International Student Orientation begins August 22, 2020.
    • Customs Week, our orientation program for all first-year students, begins August 26, 2020.
    • Course registration for all first year students happens with your advisor during Customs Week.
    • Classes begin on August 31, 2020.
  • Campus Resources

    Student Health and Learning Resources: You@Haverford provides personalized and confidential resources for all students. The platform has incredibly useful Covid-19 resources for students and is updated daily. Topics include tips for virtual learning, managing stress and anxiety, and supporting loved ones.

    Health Services: Students can speak to a practitioner from 10-2 (M-F) by calling (610) 896-1089. The after- hours nurse-on-call service can also be reached at the same number outside of these operating hours.

    Health Advocates: If students are struggling to navigate resources or supports (on or off campus), please contact hc-healthadvocate@haverford.edu.

    The Office of Academic Resources: The physical office is closed, but the OAR staff will be available online for any academic coaching needs. Please feel free to email staff individually or schedule online.

    The Writing Center: The Writing Center continues to offer its services online; students can make a virtual appointment.

    The Marilou Allen Office for Service and Community Collaborations: Students can sign up for the OSCC mailing list and stay connected.

    Religious and Spiritual Life: All-community Worship will be held weekly on Wednesdays through until May 7, 2020 (https://haverford.zoom.us/j/207611639). All are welcome, no particular experience required, just an interest to be together in community and compassion.

    International Student Support: Updates from ICE for F-1 students can be found on the Department of Homeland Security website.

  • Career Services

    While we realize many students are still focusing on the details and how to’s of virtual classes, the CCPA is here for you! When you are ready to jump back into career planning, visit the CCPA website to see the ways we can help.

    • CCPA will convert all currently scheduled career advising appointments to virtual meetings.
    • Handshake is still an available and robust resource for those seeking job and internship opportunities. New opportunities are posted frequently.
    • Some events are being converted to virtual events; some will need to be cancelled (ex. Public Policy Forum). Information about CCPA’s events and workshops are listed in the Events in Handshake. The Zoom link for CCPA sponsored virtual events will appear at the very top of the event listing.
    • The College’s 14,000+ alums are friends that current students just haven’t met yet. They would welcome the chance to advance your career interests, and virtually all of them have lived and worked through economic downturns. We’ve invited them to help with career mentoring and networking via the new CCPA "Haverford Connect" website. Please check it out.
    • No need to leave a gap in your resume for Summer 2020! Expand your current skill set and gain valuable experience this summer through the free, non-credit bearing, seminars and workshops that Haverford alumni, staff, and friends of the College have built just for you.
  • Commencement

    Our online celebration of accomplishment takes place on Saturday, May 30, at 1 p.m. EDT. Many of our seniors will have already received a not-at-all-virtual care package from the College, and we invite you and your families to share photos and memories across social media using #celebrateHaverford20. We all salute your achievements and applaud your new status as Haverford alumni. Congratulations!

    Celebrate the Class of 2020

    In advance of the event, we invite all families and friends of our senior class to share well wishes, congratulations, or a warm hello with a video message at https://flipgrid.com/haverford2020

    These messages will be included on the special celebration website. This page will be updated with all of the video messages for the Class of 2020 just before the live event starts on May 30 with links to watch on YouTube live or Zoom.

    Please know that we remain eager to invite our seniors back to campus for a celebration in 2021 that we can embrace as a more fulfilling Commencement, incorporating treasured Senior Week traditions.

  • Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)

    Counselors will be available during this time through video counseling. Students who are currently seeing a CAPS counselor should expect to be contacted by that counselor. If they have not contacted you please reach out to them.

    Students who would like to be seen can continue to submit forms via our website. They can also email hc-caps@haverford.edu. Please note that as the situation continues to change we are adjusting some of our procedures around first visits and new appointments. A variety of resources are available here.

    CAPS is continuing to offer drop-ins via video conference. Students should email hc-caps@haverford.edu or prawling@haverford.edu at 11 or 2 requesting an appointment. On-call services are available via Campus Safety.

    Please note we are working as efficiently as we can to meet student needs and will be adjusting procedures as is necessary.

    In addition to the resouces posted on this page, a comprehensive set of worksheets on a variety of topics are available here.

  • Fall 2020 Semester

    We expect on-campus learning to resume for the fall semester. We cannot yet predict how the fall will play out at Haverford until the world knows more about how COVID-19 will affect public health. Our goal is to bring everyone back to campus to a safe learning and living environment. In the event that we will not be able to begin classes at our customary point in late August/early September, as we currently anticipate, we will notify the community no later than August 1.

    While we hope to be together in person this fall, we are also actively and creatively developing a range of contingency plans, in tight coordination with Bryn Mawr College. This includes considering modifications to the calendar, a blend of virtual and in-person learning, and ways to apply our longstanding educational strengths within remote learning experiences should exigencies require them. While no decisions have been made to move to remote learning in the future, we are guided by the goal of designing a program that maintains the high quality and personal nature of a Haverford education.

    In the event that significant portions of the semester must be conducted remotely, we will pro-rate applicable charges including room and board.

    The process for current students to take a leave of absence remains the same. A student in good standing may request a voluntary leave.

     

     

  • Finances

    Room: The College will credit a pro-rata amount (approximately one-half) of the funds you paid for residing on campus (room costs) for the spring semester. For the portion of the spring semester that you were not permitted to reside in College housing due to the enactment of safety protocols related to trying to slow the spread of the coronavirus, these funds will be returned to you as a credit on your student account, prorated based on a family’s contribution to the cost of attendance.

    Board: Similarly, for students enrolled in a full meal plan (e.g. the Black Squirrel or the Traditional Plan), the College will provide a proportional credit for the amount paid by the student for the spring semester. For students enrolled in a Block Meal plan, those meals will not expire next year and are retained on your OneCard for the fall semester of 2020 and thereafter. Graduating seniors will receive a pro-rata refund of the amount of unused meals relative to the amount purchased, and at the same rate per meal as was paid by the student.

    In sum, for all students who left campus, a prorated portion of the charges related to the spring’s room and board (non-Block plans) costs will be credited to you on a basis that is in proportion to your family’s contribution relative to the College’s published cost of attendance. We have also established a minimum room and board (R&B) credit amount of $500 for all students who departed campus.

    Credits and Refund Process: Credits for both R&B will be applied to student accounts within the next two weeks. If the adjustment creates a credit balance on your account, you may request a refund. Refunds may be requested by sending an email to hc-studentaccounts@haverford.edu. If you do not request a refund, we will maintain the credit balance on your account and apply it to future charges, except as follows: graduating students and/or any student who received Federal Financial Aid will automatically receive a check based upon the calculation outlined above and do not need to request a refund.

    LIFTFAR: students who have financial concerns that impact their ability to complete their work this semester should not hesitate to be in touch with their deans. Students can access a summary of the LIFTFAR program to which eligible students can apply, but even if you are not LIFTFAR-eligible or believe you have maxed out, please be in touch with your dean.

  • Move-Out / Picking Up Belongings

    On May 22, 2020 an email was sent to all students about move out. Questions may be directed to hc-reslife@haverford.edu.

    Move Out/Storing Schedule:

    June 5th - June 14th: Students return to campus to pack their belongings

    • Students must sign up for a date and time slot via their student service portal (www.haverford.edu/housing). Sign ups will open on Friday, May 22 and close on Monday, June 1. Sign up requests via email will not be accepted.
    • There will be four, 3-hour time slots for which to sign up:
      • 6am-9am and 9am-12pm - HCA residents only
      • 12pm-3pm and 3pm-6pm - Non-HCA residents only
      • Time slots will be capped to ensure the safety of students, their family/friends, and those who are still residing/working on campus.
    • Students may not bring more than TWO adults with them to help pack belongings. Please fill out this form so that we know who is coming to campus. Students who are having friends or family come to campus on their behalf should also use the form above to share those names.
    • Students should plan to bring their own moving supplies with them.
    • Trash bags will be available in the Fieldhouse. Trash bags should be left on the curb outside of the residence hall - do not leave trash or trash bags in rooms, hallways, bathrooms, or public spaces.
    • Everyone coming to campus must wear an appropriate face covering at all times while on campus. Anyone with a fever or other COVID-related symptoms should not come to campus. 
    • Students will not be permitted to return to campus and/or enter the residence halls without a scheduled appointment. No exceptions. 
    • Students and their friends/family should enter campus from the main entrance, off Lancaster Avenue. All other entrances into campus will be closed.
    • Students are expected to travel back to campus with their OneCard and room key in order to access their building/room.

    June 15th - June 21st: Storage companies will be on campus to pack/store non-LIFTFAR student belongings

    • Students can choose the services of two, College-approved storage companies: Ultimate College Storage or The College Butler.
    • Companies coming to campus will be practicing appropriate safety protocols.
    • Companies can use a video-conference option to aid in packing (i.e. for students in a shared space). Students can discuss this option further with the company they choose.
    • All costs and fees associated with packing and storing are the responsibility of the student. 
    • Students who inquired about grant monies will be contacted individually. 

    June 22nd - June 26th: A student move-out crew will pack and store LIFTFAR-eligible student rooms and store on campus

    • The student crew will be practicing appropriate safety protocols.
    • The student crew can use a video-conference option to aid in packing (i.e. for students in a shared space).
    • During this week, students will be informed where on campus their items will be stored so that they can retrieve them in the fall.

    Fieldhouse Operations for Students Returning to Campus June 5th - June 14th

    Pick-Up - Students will be able to get the following items in the Fieldhouse on the day they arrive to campus:

    • Packages/mail
    • Trash bags
    • Belongings from other spaces on campus

    Drop-Off - Students will be able to drop off the following items in the Fieldhouse:

    • Room key (failure to return the key will result in a charge; if a student forgets to drop off their key while on campus, they may mail it before June 26th
    • Textbooks, library materials, bookstore materials
    • Mini-fridges (for any student who wishes to donate it)
  • Ombuds

    The Ombuds will continue to be available to all members of the Haverford community in the coming weeks and months. Upon scheduling an appointment, the Ombuds will discuss the meeting form and format that best meets your needs while honoring the College's efforts to manage the risk of spreading of COVID-19. Availability will be increased while the College's special operating procedures are in effect. You can make an appointment with the Ombuds online and more information is available on the Ombuds Office website.

  • Remaining on Campus

    Haverford College is committed to helping our students at this extraordinary time. Everyone in the Haverford family the world over has you in their thoughts and hearts.

    A relatively small number of students had been granted permission to stay on campus during what we thought would be a temporary period of remote learning. Any student in that group who wishes to remain on campus through the end of the semester may do so but must first notify their dean of their plans.

    Please note that while the College has every intention of maintaining this residential option for students who need it, we would be obligated to comply with any future public health directives that might limit how many students we are able to accommodate, or where they might be accommodated, such as in the case of a COVID-19 outbreak on campus or related health emergency.

    If travel home and/or remaining on campus presents a financial hardship, you should let your dean know.

    Staying Healthy

    Your health and well-being continue to be our top priority. Nothing matters more.

    • Students experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 infection (cough, fever, shortness of breath) should contact Haverford Health Services via the HaverHealth portal or by calling (610) 896-1089.
    • Students coming to Health Services should ring the front door bell for admission; your OneCard will not unlock the door at this time.
    • Our best defense against infection remains the practice of social distancing coupled with good hygiene: please wash your hands, and sneeze (or cough) into the crook of your elbow.
    Dining Services

    Dining Services will remain open for students that could not return home and are approved to stay on campus. The Dining Center is open 7 days a week serving take out only.

    • Brunch: 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
    • Dinner: 5–6:30 p.m.

    In accordance with the CDC recommendation of practicing social distancing the Dining Center east and west dining rooms will be closed along with the DC basement, sunken lounge, and all meeting rooms. The COOP and Library Cafe are closed until further notice.

    Central Services
    Facilities
    • Facilities has a very limited number of personnel on campus. Please submit all work orders through School Dude or contact Campus Safety to reach the On-Call person for immediate response. Housekeeping will be cleaning Residence Hall restrooms and lounges daily.
    Student Activities & Campus Life
    • The current limited access to campus facilities and basic support services shall continue, though particulars of the on-campus experience could change in the event that there is a COVID-19 outbreak here at Haverford.
    • As before, the campus remains ‘open’ in the sense that some students are permitted to remain in their rooms, with essential services provided by limited numbers of staff members cleared to work on campus. However, we strongly discourage a return to campus at this time, even to meet up briefly with friends, because physical proximity increases risk to ourselves and, indeed, to all humanity. We each have the power to help arrest the disease, and reducing in-person connectedness is an essential part of doing so.
  • Stewarding the Haverford Response

    Haverford Emergency Response Team (HERT) (standing)

    • Membership: Department heads and colleagues overseeing College operations
    • Duties: manage emergency response issues in real time; raise policy questions to Senior Staff.

    Senior Staff (standing)

    BiCo Continuity Planning Group (revised / ad-hoc)

    • Membership: See BiCo Planning Group Charge and Principles (PDF)
    • Duties: Ensure BiCo alignment of planning efforts on each campus, andco-development of plans as needed to ensure continuity of our shared academic program. Recommend administrative decisions to presidents and curricular decisions to HC and BMC faculty.

    Presidential Advisory Group on Academic Continuity (new / ad-hoc)

    • Membership: Faculty, students appointed by Students’ Council, and presidentially-appointed staff in relevant areas
    • Duties:  Begin envisioning and developing potential academic plans for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021, including considering academic calendar changes to maximize possibilities for on-campus learning when public health conditions allow our safe assembly on campus.  

    Operations Planning Group (new)

    • Membership: See Operations Planning Group (PDF)
    • Duties:  Develop, recommend, and ultimately implement operational and administrative continuity plans in support of the academic mission. Coordinate with Presidential Advisory Group, BiCo Group, HERT, and advise the president and Senior Staff on institutional policy questions.
  • Student Employment

    We remain supportive of student workers, and this extends to wanting the HR website to address students’ questions and concerns–so don’t be shy about asking HR about adding helpful detail.

    • The strictly limited number of students who are authorized to remain on-campus and who work in the areas of IITS, Campus Safety, or animal care, may be scheduled for certain on-campus work.
    • Students whose work supports academic continuity and certain critical business continuity functions, including those who support faculty, instructional support, and admission, may be scheduled to work remotely, in limited circumstances. It is incumbent on supervisors to identify the students, obtain appropriate approval from their Senior Staff supervisor, and supervise the student workers closely. Please note: Students with F1 Visas or students who have not previously been hired into Workday are not eligible to work remotely.
    • The limited number of students who work on-campus or remotely will continue to receive regular pay for hours worked.
    • Students who are not scheduled to work during this time, but have worked during the Spring 2020 semester, will receive an additional one-time payment, or "stipend". For all of these students, Haverford will pay an amount that is equal to the same amount earned from campus job(s) in the first half of the Spring semester. We expect that these one-time payments should be processed through student payroll in April.
  • Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP)

    For students enrolled in the College’s Student Health Insurance Plan, our SHIP website has useful information and will likely address many of the questions you may have.

  • Summer 2020

    Information about student summer internships, research assistantships, and employment is available here.

    No student who is currently off-campus will be able to return to campus before July 6 at the earliest, although there is no guarantee that employment will be possible after this date. The Office of Conferences and Events will post the HCA housing application and provide news and information on their site.

    No need to leave a gap in your resume for Summer 2020! Expand your current skill set and gain valuable experience this summer through the Summer Skills Accelerator, a selection of free, non-credit bearing, seminars and workshops that Haverford alumni, staff, and friends of the College have built just for you.

  • Temporary Grading Policy - Spring 2020

    For all courses taught during Spring 2020, the expectation is that instructors will determine a final numerical grade for all students, but the recorded grade will either be Pass or Fail. Although P/F will be the default value on students’ transcripts, students also have the option to uncover a P grade (for the numerical grade) in any of their courses, up until September 4, 2020. These default P grades will not count toward any of the four that students are allowed to take during their matriculation at Haverford. Furthermore, the option to uncover a P grade can be exercised only once for a given course; students will not be allowed to reverse this decision once it has been made. For this reason, students should carefully consider their decision and seek guidance from their faculty advisor in advance.

    Under this grading policy, a P grade is defined as a numerical grade corresponding to 1.0 - 4.0, and a F grade as 0.0. All P grades will count toward a student's major, minor, concentration requirements as well as courses satisfying either a General Education requirement or prerequisite for another course. While P grades will not affect a student’s GPA, numerical grades will be factored into one’s GPA as is true under our current policy.

    Although instructors are expected to determine numerical grades for their courses, and to make a good faith effort to do so, there are exigent circumstances (e.g., the instruction of courses in the second half of spring semester; those involving a practicum, lab, or studio component; or extraordinary personal circumstances) that may prevent a faculty member from doing so. After consultation with their students, instructors are allowed to decide to grade any of their courses in a strict Pass/Fail format by a deadline of April 6. A P grade in any such courses may count toward a student’s program or graduation requirements.

    Grading Policy FAQ

  • Travel

    Refer to the Travel Guidance for students, faculty, and staff document for the most up-to-date information about College Travel.


Faculty & Staff

The College’s Department of Human Resources has developed an extensive website that aims to answer questions faculty, staff, and student workers may have about the many operational changes that are impacting your work experience.

Please bookmark their page and make it your initial and regular go-to for news and information. While we expect to push out community emails at least once a week (and possibly more often), not every development will result in an email.

  • Don’t hesitate to contact HR leadership with suggestions for material that should be included or issues that should be addressed on that site. We thank you for your ideas!
  • You may have noticed new limits on public access to campus. It does not affect students, faculty, staff, and approved vendor access, all of which must pass through the Lancaster Avenue entrance to campus until further notice.
  • The Ombuds will continue to be available to all members of the Haverford community in the coming weeks and months. More information is available on the Ombuds Office website.

Return to Work

  • Guiding Principles

    Haverford College’s policies and protocols for responding to the COVID-19 pandemic will be rooted in safety for our faculty, staff, and students, and for the public with which we interact.

    Haverford College's response to the COVID-19 pandemic is guided by our four overarching principles:

    • we will provide an excellent liberal arts education;
    • we will ensure the safety and well-being of students, faculty, and staff;
    • we will contribute to the greater good;
    • we will steward Haverford as a perpetual institution.

    Haverford’s plans will also be aligned and consistent with local orders and ordinances of Delaware and Montgomery Counties, as well as the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Phased Reopening Model. Haverford’s plans will also follow recommendations from the federal government (Opening Guidelines), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Pennsylvania Department of Public Health.

    Our knowledge and understanding of the COVID-19 virus continues to evolve, and policies and plans will be updated as appropriate as more information becomes available.

  • Workplace Expectations & Guidelines

    All employees are expected to fully comply with the policies, protocols and guidelines outlined in this document as part of Haverford’s Workplace Expectations and Guidelines.

    The pillars of the College’s health and safety approach include the universal expectation of:

    • Face coverings
    • Hand washing and sanitizing
    • Social distancing
    • Self monitoring
    • Contact journaling

    Failure to comply with policies, protocols and guidelines may result in corrective action.

  • Phased Staffing

    Haverford will phase in a return of staff over time in a coordinated process to ensure appropriate social distancing, availability of personal protective equipment(PPE), and sanitizing supplies.

    The need to reduce the number of people on campus to meet social distancing requirements will continue for some time in accordance with direc. Employees who can continue to perform the majority of their essential functions while working remotely will continue to do so until restrictions are eased in accordance with directions from the College.

    Haverford will assess expanding on-campus staffing based on mission-critical operations, ability to control and manage specific work environments, and necessity to access on-campus resources. These decisions, once approved, will be communicated through your respective Senior Staff Member or the Office of Human Resources.

    Expanded on-campus staffing will be coordinated to mitigate potential risks, and ensure the safety of faculty and staff, as well as the communities we serve. No department should increase on-campus staffing levels beyond current needs to support essential on-campus operations without prior approval from your respective Senior Staff Member, in conjunction with the Office of Human Resources. Once decisions to expand on-campus staffing in certain areas have been made, staff should follow the policies and protocols detailed in this guide for returning to work on campus.

    As on-campus staffing increases and operations expand, per applicable federal, state, and local guidelines, all individuals will continue to wear facial coverings in public, use hand sanitizers or hand washing, practice social distancing and self-monitor for symptoms daily. If there is an increase in COVID-19 cases, the College will closely monitor the situation, and tighter restrictions and reduced staffing may need to be implemented again.

  • Scheduling

    Remote Work

    While PA remains in the yellow phase, it is expected that those who can fulfill the majority of their essential functions remotely will continue to work remotely. This will assist in reducing the number of individuals on campus and the potential spread of the COVID-19 virus. Remote work arrangements should continue to be approved by the immediate supervisor.

    On-Campus Work

    Departments are planning several options to maintain required social distancing measures and to reduce population density within buildings and work spaces for staff members who are scheduled to return to campus.

    Alternating Days

    In order to limit the number of individuals and interactions among those on campus, departments with large numbers of essential staff should phase the scheduling to full return to work. Where possible, schedules will be arranged so that employees work staggered days, if necessary. Such schedules will help ensure social distancing, especially in areas with large common spaces.

    Staggered Reporting/Departure Times

    The beginning and end of the workday typically bring many people together at common entry/exit points of buildings. Staggering reporting and departure times by at least 15 minutes will reduce traffic in common areas to meet social distancing requirements. Each department will determine how best to implement staggered reporting and departing (See Entry/Exit in the Guidance for Workplace Scenarios section for further details).

    Symptom Self-Monitoring Requirement

    Staff who have been instructed to return to the workplace MUST conduct symptom self-monitoring every day from home prior to reporting to work. Please use this form for daily symptom monitoring. This form is for your personal reference, and should not be submitted to the College. Employees MUST be free of ANY symptoms each day before reporting to work, and should follow the guidance provided on the Health and Wellness page for information on seeking medical care, self-isolating, contact tracing, etc.

    Employees who are experiencing symptoms at home should contact their supervisor and the Office of Human Resources, and should not report to campus until they have been cleared by a physician.

    If you become symptomatic during your work shift, you must contact your supervisor and the Office of Human Resources, alert them to your symptoms, and immediately leave campus. You should not report back to campus until you have been cleared by a physician.

    Once an employee has been cleared to return to work, they should contact the Office of Human Resources (hc-hr@haverford.edu) for information on the process and documentation required prior to the return to work. Employees should not return to work until they have received confirmation to do so by the Office of Human Resources.

  • Distancing and Health Guidelines

    Employees at Higher Risk

    According to the CDC, individuals with certain conditions may have higher risk for COVID-19 infection. Those conditions may include:

    • Older adults (aged 65 years and older)
    • People with HIV
    • Asthma (moderate-to-severe)
    • Chronic lung disease
    • Diabetes
    • Serious heart conditions
    • Chronic kidney disease being treated with dialysis
    • Severe obesity
    • Being immunocompromised

    Staff members who have been instructed to return to work on campus and have concerns about doing so due to their being in a higher risk group, those who are pregnant, or those who wish to seek ADA Reasonable Accommodations related to Returning to the Workplace should email Donna Hawkins in the Office of Human Resources (dhawkins@haverford.edu), or if comfortable, email hc-hr@haverford.edu for guidance.

    Face Covering Protocols

    Pursuant to guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, all employees (faculty and staff) and students are required to wear a facial covering, disposable mask or face shield while present on College grounds, when in the presence of others, and also in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., common work spaces, meeting rooms, classrooms, laboratory settings, etc.).

    The use of reusable cloth masks is strongly encouraged. This will help ensure an adequate supply of masks for those in need, including medical and first responder personnel. Cloth face coverings must only be worn for one day at a time, and must be properly laundered before use again. Having a week supply of cloth face coverings can help reduce the need for daily laundering.

    Employees and students are strongly encouraged to provide their own reusable cloth mask or face covering. If an employee or student is not able to provide their own reusable cloth mask or face covering, the College will provide up to five (5) reusable cloth masks or up to five (5) non-medical disposable face masks. Non-medical disposable masks can be reused for a maximum of one week and then must be placed in the trash. If unable to wear a facial covering or mask due to a medical condition, or if it interferes with safety at work, please follow the procedures below.

    If employees or students are unable to wear a facial covering or mask due to a medical condition, or if it interferes with safety at work, please reach out to HR (for employees), or Health Services (for students) to discuss alternate possible accommodations, such as a plastic face shield. Employees isolated in their personal office spaces that are not shared with any other colleagues do not need to wear a mask. However, when the employee leaves their office or invites another colleague in, they must wear a mask. Employees or students who refuse to wear a facial covering or disposable mask may face disciplinary action.

    Types of Face Coverings

    Cloth face covering: Home-made or commercially manufactured face coverings that are washable and help contain wearer's respiratory emissions.

    Disposable mask: Commercially manufactured masks that help contain wearer's respiratory emissions

    Intended use: Required for campus community use in non-healthcare settings (office spaces, general research/work settings, shops, community areas where 6’ social distancing cannot be consistently maintained. Must be replaced weekly. (While likely necessary for ingress and egress, not required when working alone in an office).

    Medical-grade surgical masks and N95 respirators are reserved for healthcare works and other approved areas with task-specific hazards as determined by the College.

    Use and Care of Face Coverings

    Putting on the face covering/disposable mask:

    • Wash hands or use hand sanitizer prior to handling the face covering/disposable mask.
    • Ensure the face covering/disposable mask fits over the nose and under the chin.
    • Situate the face-covering/disposable mask properly with nose wire snug against the nose (where applicable).
    • Tie straps behind the head and neck or loop around the ears.
    • Throughout the process: Avoid touching the front of the face covering/disposable mask.

    Taking off the face covering/disposable mask:

    • Do not touch your eyes, nose, or mouth when removing the face covering/disposable mask.
    • When taking off the face covering/disposable mask, loop your finger into the strap and pull the strap away from the ear, or untie the straps.
    • Wash hands immediately after removing.

    Care, storage and laundering:

    • Keep the face coverings/disposable mask stored in a paper bag when not in use.
    • Cloth face coverings may not be used more than one day at a time and must be washed after use. Cloth face coverings should be properly laundered with regular clothing and detergent before first use, and after each shift. Cloth face coverings should be replaced immediately if soiled, damaged (e.g., ripped or punctured) or visibly contaminated.
    • Disposable masks must not be used for more than one week and should be placed in the trash after your shift or if it is soiled, damaged (e.g., stretched ear loops, torn or punctured material) or visibly contaminated.

    Contact Journaling

    All community members are expected to maintain "contact journals" for their time on campus. These can take many forms, from handwritten notes to text entered on a computer or smartphone. These journals will remain private to each individual, but they will allow you to quickly identify contacts in the event there is a positive COVID-19 case in our community. This will be a tool to assist you or a community member who might have been at risk of transmission. For the purposes of journaling, a "close contact" is contact with anyone for greater than 15 minutes within 6 feet of space. By conducting contact journaling we can quickly identify and assess anyone who might be at risk in order to protect that individual and their fellow community members.

  • Guidance for Specific Workplace Scenarios

    Public Transportation/Carpooling: If you must take public transportation to or from campus, or if you carpool with other employees, wear a mask before entering the bus or vehicle, and avoid touching surfaces with your hands. Upon disembarking, wash your hands or use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol as soon as possible and before removing your mask.

    Business Travel: Under PA phase yellow, business travel is not permitted.

    Working in Office Environments: If you work in an open environment, be sure to maintain at least 6 feet distance from co-workers. If possible have at least one workspace separating you from another co-worker. You should wear a face mask or face covering at all times while in a shared work space/room.

    Using Restrooms: The number of people using a restroom should be limited based on size to ensure at least 6 feet distance between individuals. Wash your hands thoroughly afterward to reduce the potential transmission of the virus.

    Elevators: No more than one person may enter an elevator at a time, so please use the stairs whenever possible. If you are using the elevator, wear your mask or face covering and avoid touching the elevator buttons with your exposed hand/fingers, if possible. Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol upon departing the elevator.

    Meetings: Convening in groups increases the risk of viral transmission. Where feasible, meetings and communications should be conducted in whole or part using the extensive range of available collaboration tools (e.g. Zoom, e-mail, Google, telephone, etc.). In person meetings are limited to the restrictions of local, state and federal orders (25% of the room’s capacity during the yellow phase), andassuming individuals can still maintain 6 feet of separation for social distancing requirements. In-person meetings should not exceed fifteen (15) minutes in duration. Departments should remove or rearrange chairs and tables or add visual cue marks in meeting rooms to support social distancing practices between attendees.

    Entry/Exit: Entry to buildings will be regulated and monitored. Your Haverford OneCard is required for entry to all buildings, and you may not hold or prop open exterior doors for any other person.

    Departments and building coordinators should identify usable building access points and coordinate arrival and departure times of staff to reduce congestion during typical “rush hours” of the business day.

    If you are scheduled to return to campus, you should report to work or depart work through the designated building access and at the designated time to limit the number of people entering and exiting buildings at any one time.

    On-Campus COVID-19 Case: CDC protocols will be followed to trace on-campus contacts and require self-quarantine in the case of a confirmed COVID-19 case for an employee who worked on campus.

    Visitors / Volunteers / Contingent Workers: No visitors, volunteers, or contingent workers are permitted on campus, except those approved to be on campus to conduct college business. Where permitted, such persons will be instructed on the College's expectations and guidelines.

  • Training for Employees

    All College employees, both staff and faculty, must watch this Covid-19 Returning to Work training session prior to returning or immediately upon return to campus this summer. This course was originally prepared for the University of Connecticut community by their Department of Environmental Health and Safety. Although the training refers to UConn in a number of places, be assured that it is based on current CDC guidelines and is fully applicable to the Haverford community. Completing this training session should take about 20 minutes. There is no need to sign the UConn signature page at the end of the training session, however you will be expected to indicate in Workday that you have watched the training, read this document, and agree to abide by the College’s safety protocols.

Teaching at Haverford

  • Online Teaching Resources

    EPC, working together with colleagues in IITS, the Libraries, and the LACOL initiative, have put together a number of helpful ideas, resources, and contacts that will help you begin to think about how to make the most of a challenging situation.

    Online Teaching Resources

  • Staying Healthy

    Our best defense against infection remains the practice of social distancing coupled with good hygiene: please wash your hands, and sneeze (or cough) into the crook of your elbow.

    Faculty experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 infection (cough, fever, shortness of breath) should contact their healthcare provider and the provost. Please do not report for work if you feel unwell.

  • Travel

    Haverford's Travel Council makes policy decisions about Haverford-related travel and will continue to monitor travel risks related to COVID-19 in consultation with program partners, the U.S. Department of State, and other relevant resources.

    Refer to the Travel Guidance for students, faculty, and staff document for the most up-to-date information about College Travel.

Working at Haverford

  • Employee Scheduling & Pay

    Employees should not come to campus unless they absolutely have to. If employees are needed on campus, on-campus time should be as limited as possible, and employees should practice social distancing. Managers should confirm:

    • that the employee has not traveled to a country designated as Level 4 (Department of State) or Level 3 (CDC) country; that the employee has not had close contact with a person with confirmed COVID-19; that the employee is not exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms (fever, coughing, shortness of breath). If any of these apply, the employee must self-quarantine for 14 days. Please see the Employee Coronavirus (COVID19) Information page for additional details.
    • that the employee is willing and able to come to campus

    Close contact is defined as being within approximately 6 feet (2 meters) of a person with confirmed COVID-19 for a prolonged period of time, or having direct contact with infectious secretions of a COVID-19 case (e.g., being coughed on) without wearing personal protective equipment.

    All staff will be expected to continue to work remotely, unless there is a critical need for them to report to campus, through 6/14/2020, unless circumstances change and allow a return to on-campus work. Whether it is “critical” for a staff member to report to campus for specified work and the duration or frequency of that work will be determined by the relevant senior staff member in the context of College policy and local, state, and federal directives and regulations.

    • Regularly-scheduled exempt employees will continue to work remotely.
    • Within the limits of the College’s capacity to make off-site work possible, all non-exempt employees who are not within the category of those who work on campus (e.g., DC, Facilities, Campus Safety employees; lab technicians; some office workers), will be asked to work remotely through 6/14/2020 - under an adjusted interim understanding of the type of work and/or timing of work they will do, via the supervisor’s direction with supervisor’s approval from HR. If these non-exempt employees do not have access to equipment (laptop) and / or internet, they should work with their supervisor and IITS to get equipment and access (the College will assist to the extent that it can in arranging / paying for internet access).

    Regularly-scheduled exempt employees will continue to receive their base pay during this time.

    Non-exempt employees willing and able to work on campus during this emergency period (for the fewest hours possible), are paid at their regular hourly rate for on-campus hours worked. Non-exempt employees who are unable to work their full schedule will continue to receive base pay for weekly scheduled hours during this time.

    Vacation Rollover Permitted for the Year Ending June 30, 2020

    The Office of Human Resources is pleased to announce that due to the numerous disruptions and effects caused by the COVID-19 crisis on so many facets of our lives, the College is creating an exception to the vacation rollover policy for this academic year, ending June 30, 2020. As you know, Haverford provides a generous vacation package, paid leaves and additional paid days or breaks such that all colleagues can use these days periodically throughout the academic year. The College encourages all employees to use their allocated vacation time before June 30. However, if you are unable to do so for any reason this year, please be in direct contact with your supervisor and/or senior staff member. The College has authorized that up to five (5) days of unused vacation can be rolled into the start of next year, to be used through August 31, 2020. You must submit the request to your supervisor or senior staff member for the (up to) five unused vacation days prior to June 15, 2020. Similar to all vacation days used during the year, the rollover days need to be both allocated and recorded in Workday. For employees planning to depart the College between July 1 and August 31, 2020 these rollover vacation days are not added to the payout for unused pro-rated vacation time.

    Time Entry

    Non-exempt staff, please review the Time Entry Instructions PDF.

  • Health & Wellness

    If you had close contact (less than 6 feet for 15 minutes or longer or having direct contact with infectious secretions of a COVID-19 case (e.g., being coughed on) without wearing personal protective equipment) with a person with confirmed COVID-19, but you do not have any symptoms (fever, coughing, shortness of breath):

    • Contact your healthcare provider for direction.
    • Stay at home for 14 days after your last contact with the ill person. Do not report to work or come to the Haverford campus. Avoid public places and contact with others.
    • Notify your supervisor and the Office of Human Resources that you will be away from work for 14 days. Provide the Office of Human Resource with the expected first and last dates of self-quarantine.
    • During the 14 days, monitor your health for fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Take your temperature twice a day.
    • Before returning to the campus, your physician should send a confidential fax authorizing return to work. This authorization should be sent to (833) 864-4257. This incoming fax to this number is monitored by two designated staff in the Office of Human Resources. General inquiries can be sent to hc-hr@haverford.edu .
    • You may be involved with "contact tracing" to identify others that may have been exposed.

    If you have developed symptoms of COVID-19 infection (fever, coughing, shortness of breath):

    • Call your health provider in advance. Please do not show up at a clinic, urgent care or other health facility without calling first. Your provider will need to take special measures to protect other people in the clinic. Telemedicine may also be available, enabling you to consult a provider from home.
    • Stay at home for 14 days from the date that your symptoms developed. Do not report to work or come to the Haverford campus. Avoid public places and contact with others.
    • You will be asked to participate in "Contact Tracing" to identify others that may have been exposed.
    • Notify your supervisor and the Office of Human Resources that you will be away from work for 14 days and provide the expected first and last dates of self-quarantine.
    • During the 14 days, monitor your health for fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Take your temperature twice a day.
    • Do not travel while sick.
    • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing.
    • Clean your hands often by washing them with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60%-95% alcohol immediately after coughing, sneezing or blowing your nose. Soap and water should be used if hands are visibly dirty.
    • Before returning to the campus, your physician should send a confidential fax authorizing return to work. This authorization should be sent to (833) 864-4257. This incoming fax to this number is monitored by two designated staff in the Office of Human Resources. General inquiries can be sent to hc-hr@haverford.edu .
    • More information about potential exposure to COVID-19 can be found on the Montgomery County Office of Public Health.
  • Medical Plan Updates

    Independence Blue Cross (IBC) is closely monitoring the situation with the respiratory illness caused by the new COVID 19 virus (Coronavirus). IBC is committed to making sure that members can receive appropriate testing and treatment for this virus if needed. Please visit IBC's Care and Services available for COVID-19 (Coronavirus) site for more information.

    Below are enhancements that IBC is making to their plans to improve access for members:

    Testing will be covered. During this public health crisis, IBC will cover as a preventive service and waive cost sharing (such as co pays and coinsurance) for the COVID 19 test when performed at a hospital or an approved laboratory.

    Telemedicine is available. To help reduce potential exposure, IBC is encouraging members to use telemedicine services by waiving cost-sharing on these visits for the next 90 days. Telemedicine is available to support your physical as well as emotional health.

    Treatment will be covered. At this time, there is no specific antiviral treatment or vaccine for COVID 19. Members should receive care from their doctor to help relieve symptoms as they would other viral respiratory infections. IBC continues to cover medically necessary health care costs to treat infectious diseases, including COVID 19, based on the terms of the member’s insurance plan.

    Prescriptions can be filled. IBC has lifted prescription refill restrictions on maintenance medications, such as the “refill too soon” limit, for members in states that have declared a state of emergency because of the virus. IBC is carefully monitoring COVID 19 developments and will make adjustments to policies as appropriate. It is recommended that members call the Pharmacy Services number on their ID cards as needed if they require additional medication refills due to a potential quarantine situation.

  • Search Committees & Interviews

    For current searches in progress, interviews may be scheduled remotely using Zoom, for searches that are currently underway. For current searches in progress, unless there is a critically essential need, the earliest new hire start date will be 5/18/2020 for non-exempts and 6/1/2020 for exempts. Whether it is “a critically essential need” for a new staff member to be hired early will be determined by the relevant senior staff member in the context of College policy and local, state, and federal directives and regulations.

    Please contact jnovack@haverford.edu for additional details about searches or interviews.

  • Sick Time & Leave
    • Employees who self-quarantine will continue to receive regular base pay during the 14 days. Benefits will continue uninterrupted. During the self-quarantine period, employees are expected to remain at home unless seeking medical care. Exempt employees should expect to work remotely during this period, as their health permits.
  • Student Workers

    The strictly limited number of students who are authorized to remain on-campus and who work in the areas of IITS, Campus Safety, or animal care, may be scheduled for certain on-campus work.

    Students whose work supports academic continuity and certain critical business continuity functions, including those who support faculty, instructional support, and admission, may be scheduled to work remotely, in limited circumstances. It is incumbent on supervisors to identify the students, obtain appropriate approval from their Senior Staff supervisor, and supervise the student workers closely. Please note: Students with F1 Visas or students who have not previously been hired into Workday are not eligible to work remotely.

    The limited number of students who work on-campus or remotely will continue to receive regular pay for hours worked.

    Students who are not scheduled to work during this time, but have worked during the Spring 2020 semester, will receive an additional one-time payment, or "stipend". For all of these students, Haverford will pay an amount that is equal to the same amount earned from campus job(s) in the first half of the Spring semester. We expect that these one-time payments should be processed through student payroll in April.

    Information about student summer internships, research assistantships, and employment is available here.

  • Summer Sabbatical for Staff

    The Office of Human Resources is pleased to announce that the College is offering a Summer Sabbatical opportunity for non-faculty staff. Please see “Eligibility” below. The Program is entirely voluntary. The College knows this has been, and continues to be, a challenging and disruptive time for all and would like to offer employees the option of having some down-time and personal time this summer, with pay and benefits during a six-week period.

    Eligibility: The Summer Sabbatical for Staff program is open to all non-faculty staff who:

    • were a Haverford College employee as of March 16, 2020 and are scheduled to remain in their current position after August 1, 2020, and,
    • are regularly scheduled to work at least 30 hours per week for non-exempt (hourly) employees, or scheduled as a 0.75 FTE or more for exempt (salaried) employees, as applicable; and
    • are 12-month, full-year employees.

    Pay and Benefits: Employees will continue to receive 50% of their base pay during the Summer Sabbatical. Your benefits, the coverage and the cost of such that is deducted do not change during this period. Healthcare coverage is unaffected. Certain benefits, such as retirement contributions that are a percentage of base pay will be aligned to match the new pay rate. In order to provide further financial support for certain non-exempt employees, the College has set a floor of $10.00 per hour. For all non-exempt employees earning less than $20 per hour, the Summer Sabbatical rate will be $10 per hour even though that is greater than the standard 50% Program rate.

    Six-Week Period: The Program will run from the middle of June through the end of July, 2020. The dates are aligned to coincide with the College’s standard pay cycle for exempt (salary) and non-exempt (hourly) employees. The Summer Sabbatical opportunity will start on June 15, 2020 and run through and including July 26, 2020 for hourly employees and from June 16, 2020 and run through and including July 31, 2020 for exempt and salaried employees. Specifically, given the partial month in June 2020, employees will earn the calculated average of their full wage for the first half of June and 50% for the second half of June which corresponds to the Summer Sabbatical period. At the end of the sabbatical period, pay rates will be adjusted back to their pre-sabbatical levels.

    Employee Requirements During the Summer Sabbatical: An employee is not expected to perform any work for the College during this period as the sabbatical is provided to detach from the work at Haverford and fully utilize the personal time and down-time away from College employment. Only in exigent or emergency circumstances might the College reach out to ask for support or address a question or a problem. The request for such support is anticipated to be rare, if any, and would be captured within the pay being provided by the College for this period within the Program. The Summer Sabbatical employee remains a College employee and may retain the College ID, equipment and other College items they may have in their possession. The responsibilities and policies of the College remain in force and effect during this period for employees on Summer Sabbatical.

    Vacation: For employees who were scheduled to take vacation between June 15 and June 30, 2020 and whose participation in the Program would cause them to “lose” the effectiveness of those vacation days, the College will allow those individuals to roll over an additional five (5) days, for a total of up to ten (10) days, to the next year and will further have another month to use those rolled vacation days (to September 30, 2020). If you want to participate in the Program, the College does not want you to lose planned vacation days in doing so. The presence of the July 4 holiday during this period is already included in the construction of the voluntary program without additional holiday pay.

    Process: If you are interested in this voluntary Summer Sabbatical, you must inform your senior staff member and your supervisor prior to Friday, May 29 at 12:00 noon. Please complete the Summer Sabbatical Election Form to indicate your interest in participating in this program. Please know that all employee requests to participate in the Program may not be granted. The College reserves the right to accept or decline the request based on the needs and workloads of the College, its mission and the safety and security of the campus and fellow employees. All employees will be informed of the College’s decision no later than June 4, 2020.

    Furloughs and Pay Continuation: The College has not yet decided whether there will be a need to implement furloughs for staff. The College is working diligently on re-assigning staff and limiting the need for furloughs, if any are needed. The decision regarding furloughs will be made by the College on June 5. Montgomery and Delaware counties, as of today, are “Red” and are expected to remain Red through June 4. If furloughs are implemented and as conditions require, they may start as early as June 15. All employees will continue to receive their regular pay through June 14, 2020 whether they are able to work on-campus, work remotely, or neither.

    Unemployment Compensation: The College has not determined or assessed the likely or potential eligibility for any employee regarding unemployment compensation during the Summer Sabbatical period, but it would not be anticipated as this is an entirely voluntary program.

    Questions and Next Steps: If you have any questions, please contact Muriel Brisbon, Director of Human Resources, at tbrisbon@haverford.edu, in confidence. If you are interested in participating in the Summer Sabbatical for Staff program, please apply via the Summer Sabbatical Election Form by 12:00 noon on Friday, May 29, 2020.

  • Telecommuting & Remote Work

    As of May 8, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has extended the stay-at-home order through June 4 for our region of the Commonwealth. This timeline is guiding our path forward regarding a wide range of return-to-work matters, in support of the safety of our community members and alignment with the state's guidelines.

    Because much is subject to change in the current environment, we should not expect return-to-work to occur prior to June 5, except for those employees who continue to report to campus to support a critical need.

    Staff who work remotely must consult the Work from Home Arrangement (WFHA) Expectations and adhere to these expectations.

    Work from Home Arrangement (WFHA) Expectations

    Helpful tips for successful remote work:

    Information on IITS remote services:

  • Travel

    All College travel on public carriers (planes, trains, etc.) has been suspended. When taking public transportation for other reasons, practice social distancing and follow recommended hygiene practices.

    Haverford's Travel Council makes policy decisions about Haverford-related travel and will continue to monitor travel risks related to COVID-19 in consultation with program partners, the U.S. Department of State, and other relevant resources.

    Refer to the Travel Guidance for students, faculty, and staff document for the most up-to-date information about College Travel.

  • Visiting Faculty & Fixed Term Employees

    Benefits-eligible fixed-term employees who will not return to Haverford for the FY 2020-21 year will receive scheduled pay and benefits through the scheduled end employment date. For benefits-eligible visiting faculty who will not return for the 2020-21 academic year, pay and benefits will continue through June 30, 2020. At the conclusion of the fixed-term appointment, benefits-eligible fixed-term employees may continue medical coverage through COBRA, which provides a continuation of medical insurance at the individual’s expense. Prior to departure, please contact either the Office of Human Resources at hc-hr@haverford.edu or explore the Health Advocate site for assistance with medical coverage.

    Departing fixed-term employees may qualify for Pennsylvania Unemployment Compensation, if they are unable to secure employment. To apply for Pennsylvania Unemployment Compensation, the individual begins the process by filing a claim for benefits with the PA Department of Labor & Industry, Office of Unemployment Compensation. Upon the filing of an application, the department will determine eligibility for benefits and whether the individual will qualify for partial or total benefits. A departing employee who is unable to secure full employment will generally qualify for some level of unemployment compensation benefits.

  • Wearing a Mask or Face Covering on Campus

    On Friday April 3, 2020, Governor Wolf indicated that all Pennsylvanians should wear a mask or facial covering to help stop the spread of the Coronavirus. As such, Haverford College is requiring any employee working on campus to wear a face covering or mask. Separately, the Dean of the College is informing on campus students of a similar requirement.

    A bandana, scarf, or cloth mask can be used as a facial covering. Please come to campus with your mask or facial covering. If you do not have access to a bandana, scarf, or cloth mask, please contact Health Services at hc-healthservices@haverford.edu.

    Masks and facial coverings help limit the spread of infectious droplets in the air that can result from talking, coughs, or sneezes. Masks made of fabric and cloth are not considered Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), but they can be an effective complement to handwashing, social-distancing, and other mitigation measures. It is important to note that even with face coverings, all other appropriate must be followed: continue to practice social distancing, meaning staying at least 6 feet apart from others when in public or outdoors; and clean your hands often by washing them with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60%-95% alcohol immediately after coughing, sneezing or blowing your nose.

    Additional information about masks and facial coverings, including guidance on cleaning and removal, can be found at:


Neighbors

Campus Access

In light of how the COVID-19 crisis is progressing, Haverford College is taking the unfortunate but necessary step of closing the campus and Nature Trail to outside visitors. As Governor Tom Wolf has emphasized in ordering the temporary shutdown of all non-life-sustaining business activity, social distancing is our strongest weapon against the virus. And though we had hoped to permit continued access to College grounds and the Trail, it is now clear that such access increases the threat level and should not continue.

That’s why only Haverford College campus residents, students, faculty, staff, and emeriti may access the campus and Trail, effective immediately. Approved vendors will continue to have campus access for business purposes only.

COVID-19 can and will be overcome, but only if we all do our part to thwart its spread. Thanks for understanding. We look forward to welcoming you back to campus when the COVID-19 danger has passed.

Events

All campus events (guest speakers, concerts, symposia) scheduled through the end of the semester will be cancelled or postponed.


Prospective Students & Families

Beginning with the admission process for students entering in Fall 2021, Haverford is adopting a test-optional admission policy for a three-year period. Given the significant disruptions students are experiencing, we believe this change to our standardized testing policy will reduce stress and provide students with much greater flexibility as they navigate a college admission process that is unfolding much differently than expected.