Faculty and Staff Guidance
Last Updated: 05-19-2020 9:44 a.m.
Managers should observe the Communicable Disease Policy linked below. If an employee needs screening, the employee should call Occupational Health at 757.446.5870 (do not report in person). Managers should ensure that the individual’s work area is properly cleansed.
Compensated faculty and staff should review the following workplace policies and guidance. Questions may be directed to Human Resources at 757.446.6043.
DO NOT REPORT TO WORK if you experience symptoms of COVID-19 (i.e., cough, fever, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing), have been diagnosed with COVID-19, have been in close proximity with someone diagnosed with or suspected of having COVID-19 or returned from international travel. Employees and residents must complete one of COVID-19 Screening Surveys, found in myPortal. Once the survey is completed and reviewed, the employee/resident will receive a call from Human Resources or Occupational Health during normal business hours on the next business day with additional information regarding the next steps in the screening process. Employees/residents should also notify their direct supervisor they will be out. Human Resources will follow up with supervisors after speaking with the employee. Employees are not to report to work on site until cleared by Human Resources or Occupational Health.
If you have questions or need assistance from Human Resources, please call ahead at 757.446.6043 or email email@example.com prior to visiting as staffing is limited. Badging services will be intermittment.
Due to the activation of the continuity of operations plan, departments may approve remote work. If remote work is approved, managers must provide a list to HR identifying the employees working remotely.
Please see links below to applicable EVMS policies. (Note: You must be logged in to myPortal.evms.edu before you can access each of the documents below. Log in to myPortal here and then paste the url's linked below to download the policies.)
Last Updated: 05-01-2020 3:41 p.m.
For the convenience of employees in search of childcare assistance, below are links to some resources.
YMCA locations in Portsmouth and Mt. Trashmore in Virginia Beach are offering emergency child-care services for essential personnel, including healthcare workers, during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Each location has 5-6 classrooms.
- They allow only a maximum of 10 children per classroom.
- The following KinderCare locations remain open and are accepting children:
Another resource is Child Care Aware of Virginia (1-866-KIDSTLC). This site provides up-to-the-minute information on which child care and family day homes are open.
All information and content provided or available through the third-party site links above are provided for convenience and are for general informational purposes only. EVMS has no relationship with, or control over, the service providers listed and does not recommend or endorse any service provider, or the contents of their third-party sites.
COVID-19 Surveys for EVMS Employees
03-31-2020 4:00 p.m.
EVMS has developed two surveys to assist with risk assessment, monitoring and work restriction decisions for EVMS employees and healthcare personnel who may have been exposed to COVID-19. If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 either in a healthcare setting or through travel-related activities or community transmission, please visit the COVID-19 Surveys page on the EVMS portal to complete the applicable survey. (Note: You must be logged in to myPortal.evms.edu to access the surveys.)
Health and Wellbeing
Last Updated: 03-25-2020 12:17 p.m.
- The Employee Assistance Program can provide counseling and other resources to help employees deal with mental health issues and a wide range of other employee issues.
- Many people are experiencing stress and anxiety as a result of COVID-19. Remember that EVMS health plans offer comprehensive coverage for both physical and mental health care. EVMS also encourages self-care during these stressful times. Remember that sleep and exercise promote immune system capacity.
- Tips on coping during the COVID-19 outbreak from physician and author Russ Harris.
- Please review guidelines for donning and doffing personal protective equipment.