MTSU is taking another step in the battle against COVID-19 and asking staff to work from home, if at all possible.
President Sidney A. McPhee announced Friday that starting Monday (March 23rd), the university will implement a plan for as many classified and administrative employees to work remotely. This to help comply with state and federal officials to limit personnel in the workplace. The plans will be implemented through Sunday, April 5, and may be extended if deemed necessary.
The campus will remain open, which means some functions or duties will require employees to remain. Essential services will be maintained, like public safety and public health.
The university will also begin online only classes on Monday.
Read the full letter from President McPhee at WGNSRadio.com.
FULL LETTER FROM PRESIDENT MCPHEE
A significant challenge the University faces as a result of the COVID-19 situation is balancing the need to comply with state and federal officials to limit personnel in the workplace with our need to protect University operations. While this will cause us to limit or adjust some of the services we offer, we want to position MTSU to continue to thrive as we come out of this crisis.
Plans for Employees Working Remotely
Effective Monday, March 23, 2020, the University will implement a plan for the majority of our classified and administrative employees to work remotely.
The provost, vice presidents, division heads and supervisors have developed plans for their respective areas and are communicating with their employees.
Those plans will be implemented through Sunday, April 5, and may be extended if deemed necessary.
The University Remains Open
There will be some functions or duties that will require employees to remain on campus. Supervisors will reach out to employees in those areas starting today with expectations and further details.
We will continue to provide essential services, such as public safety, public health and, for our students in the residence halls, on-going oversight and dining services.
As previously announced, we will begin remote delivery of instruction on Monday.
Thank you for your patience and understanding. With these proactive measures in place, I believe once public health officials are comfortable with declaring "business as usual," we will be ready to provide our University community with a safe environment where learning and service will continue at the highest level.
Sidney A. McPhee