Dear Staff Colleagues,
We write to you today regarding an important new initiative as we prepare to welcome our students–as well as many of you–back to campus. As we’ve emphasized in the messages we’ve sent over the past months, our ability to reopen successfully depends on each of us doing our part, for the sake of our own health and well-being and that of everyone around us.
To ensure that each member of this community understands the steps we need to take, we are launching the Return to Campus Orientation Program, an online training module. Designed to familiarize students, faculty and staff with the University’s COVID-19 protocols, the program was developed through a collaboration between Human Resources, the Provost’s Office, Student Affairs, the Office of Information Technologies, and the Hesburgh Libraries, with input from faculty, staff and students.
The module takes less than 10 minutes to complete and is designed to ensure that each of us is fully aware of University policies on, among other things, face masks, hand hygiene, and physical distancing. It also underscores the importance of the new daily health check which will launch next week. You’ll receive a separate email about this.
Completion of this on-line orientation program is required for all faculty, staff and students. Please complete the training by July 31. At the end of the module, each of us is asked to affirm our commitment to following the protocols the University has established.
You can access the program via the link below.
This orientation program is only one of the many ways we are underscoring the importance of these essential health and safety protocols. Because our individual choices are so critical to a safe reopening of campus and to our ability to remain open for the Fall Semester, these messages will be reinforced often over the coming weeks and months.
Let’s work together to keep each other safe. Please know of our profound gratitude for all that you are doing as we prepare to reopen campus and for your dedication to our shared mission. We ask for God’s continued blessing on you and your loved ones.
In Notre Dame,
Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C.
Marie Lynn Miranda
Executive Vice President