Work from home policy remains in place as stay-at-home order lifted

As many are aware, the regional stay-at-home order was lifted for the state of California on January 25, returning counties to their appropriate tier under the Governor’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy. Counties in the San Joaquin Valley currently reside in the purple tier (with the exception of Mariposa County which is in the red tier). 

On January 6, President Jones emailed faculty and staff about extending the work-from-home policy as part of FPU’s commitment to provide the safest environment possible for the FPU community. That policy is still in effect until March 12, 2021, with an update to come the week of March 8. We intentionally looked beyond the date of when the shelter in place order could be lifted as a way to promote stability and predictability in our community’s work life. Working remotely into March will continue to allow our teams to establish or continue a productive routine.

As a reminder, our current policy, which will continue, is:

  • Those of you presently working at home will continue to do so, with only essential employees on our campuses. Each vice president will work with their directors to ensure we are staffed to meet our current essential needs.
  • Please note our needs for staff on campus may change as we bring more students back in the spring. Supervisors will be in touch with their reports as needed to cover specific projects.
  • If you are coming on campus for any period of time, you must use the COVID-19 screening app (available on the My FPU app) before entering campus. The Hamilton gate remains the only entrance and exit at the main campus.

More information about COVID-19 specific to Fresno County can be found here. More information specific to COVID-19 and the broader San Joaquin Valley can be found here.

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Wayne Steffen
Associate Director of Publications and Media Relations