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Operating Status Definitions

Open

Students, faculty, staff and visitors should follow their normal schedules.

Open with Liberal Leave and Instructional Continuity

Classes will begin at their normal times and in their normal locations unless faculty notify their classes that they are implementing their instructional continuity plan. Students who cannot travel to campus due to weather should notify their instructors and will be excused.

Designated emergency employees must report to work on time. Employees who are required to work to support instructional continuity must do so.

All other employees may choose to:

  • Report to work as normal;
  • Report to work up to two hours after their normally scheduled start time (and will be paid for their scheduled hours);
  • Not report to work by following their department’s normal call-in procedure and using accrued paid leave for regularly scheduled time.
Open with Delayed Arrival, Instructional Continuity and Liberal Leave

A designated arrival time will be communicated.

Classes scheduled at or after the designated arrival time will begin at their normal times and in their normal locations, unless faculty notify their classes that they are implementing their instructional continuity plan. Classes that start before the designated arrival time will be held according to the faculty member’s instructional continuity plan. Students who cannot travel to campus due to weather should notify their instructors and will be excused. *

Designated emergency employees must report to work on time. Employees who are required to work to support instructional continuity must do so.

All other employees may choose to:

  • Report to work at the designated arrival time (and will be paid for their scheduled hours);
  • Not report to work by following their department’s normal call-in procedure and using accrued paid leave for regularly scheduled time.
Closed with Instructional Continuity; Essential Services for Campus Residents

On-site instruction is canceled; all classes will be held according to the faculty member’s instructional continuity plan.

Employees who are required to work to support instructional continuity must do so.

Designated emergency employees must report to work. Medical and Nursing School students with essential clinical assignments are to report for duty.

Campuses will be closed for all non-emergency employees. Employees who are excused from work will be paid for their scheduled hours.

Closed with Instruction Suspended; Essential Services for Campus Residents

All instruction (both on-site and instructional continuity) is canceled.

Designated emergency employees must report to work. Medical and Nursing School students with essential clinical assignments are to report for duty.
Campuses will be closed for all non-emergency employees. Employees who are excused from work will be paid for their scheduled hours.

Early Departure and Instructional Continuity; Essential Services for Campus Residents

A designated departure time will be communicated.

No classes will be held on-site after the designated departure time. On-site classes that normally conclude after the designated departure time will end at the designated departure time. Classes scheduled at or after the designated departure time may be held according the faculty member’s instructional continuity plan.

Designated emergency employees must continue to work and report to work on time as scheduled. Employees who are required to work to support instructional continuity must do so.

All other employees should depart by the designated departure time, and will be paid for their scheduled hours.