Faculty and Staff

What you need to know

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  • Face coverings must be worn by everyone (including all faculty, staff, students, vendors and visitors) indoors and outdoors while you are on property owned or governed by MSU and while participating in MSU-related or MSU-sponsored activities.
  • As required by the governor, all employees must fill out a health screening form each day they come to campus to work. MSU IT and the University Physician’s office have created an online campuswide health-screening form that units can use.
  • Human Resources keeps an updated FAQ website for employees, and information on resources for faculty, staff and researchers operating in a virtual setting can be found at remote.msu.edu.
  • For those administrative and academic functions that are deemed necessary to return to campus, a template has been created to help guide them through that process, along with a decision making guide. Those units must review and respond to the Return-to-Work Procedures and Protocols framework, which guides what steps need to be taken before bringing employees back to campus.
  • New, expedited processes for requesting temporary accommodations, flexible work arrangements and teaching adjustments have been created.
  • Faculty are being asked to consider their course loads and offer classes using a mix of instructional options – including online, hybrid and in-person – based on the needs and make-up of the specific course. In-person classes will be moved into larger rooms to allow for 6-foot physical distancing.