The following policies and procedures for the Stockton and Sacramento Campuses are intended to provide direction and consistent health and safety reminders to the Pacific community.

San Francisco Campus

All COVID- 19 related policies and procedures for the San Francisco Campus the Pacific Pulse website by logging in with their PacificNet username and password.

Pacific’s COVID surveillance strategy has multiple components: 

  • Screening 
  • COVID testing
  • Wastewater testing from selected sites on each campus 

The university's testing protocol for students and employees is part of a comprehensive strategy to limit the spread of COVID-19 on campus and in our community.

The university will provide on-campus testing at a centralized location once per week. 

Assumptions for this testing protocol

  • Students are currently residing in campus housing and/or come to campus for clinical skills training or limited research
  • Employees who are currently residing in campus housing and/or support students on campus during clinical skills training or limited research
  • All students follow University, Public Health and State guidelines
  • San Francisco campus students and student athletes have different testing strategies
  • Frequency and testing type may change as more testing options become readily available  

Students

All registered students have access to telehealth appointments for testing, testing referrals and health care guidance through Student Health Services (SHS).  Participants included in this protocol are required to schedule and receive testing once a month at a designated on-campus testing location. Students can be tested outside of the University so long as their results are provided within the mandatory timeframe to the medical portal.

Students needing to be retested will follow the direction of Student Health Services. Students receiving a positive test result will follow the direction of Student Health Services. Instructions may include a period of isolation in keeping with public health guidelines or CDC best practices.

Medical documentation for Surveillance Testing Exceptions must be uploaded, and documented into the Student Health Services PNC Medical Portal.   The only exceptions include:

  • Students who have received a positive test result within the last 3 months.
  • Students who have received the COVID-19 vaccination.
  • Pacific student athletes whom will be engaged in the athletic department’s testing protocol.
  • Students who do not comply with the COVID-19 testing requirement may be referred to the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards.

Students currently living on Stockton or Sacramento campus

Beginning on January 25, 2021, Pacific will implement Surveillance Testing: 25% of the on-campus residential student population per week (testing will be required once per month for each student). 

  • PCR (molecular) testing is required monthly. Students will make an appointment to get tested on campus. Students can be tested outside of the university so long as their results are provided within the timeframe to the medical portal.
  • Daily screening through the Pacific app beginning 10 days prior to coming to campus

Students not living on campus

  • Students on campus more than three days per week will be required to provide proof of a negative rapid covid-19 test result upon arrival to campus each week that they’re on campus for more than three days a week.
  • Screening through the Pacific app before coming to campus

Faculty and Staff

This testing protocol was developed with employees who regularly interact with students on campus in mind. Employees on campus are referred to their healthcare provider for COVID-19 testing and health care guidance.  Rapid testing will be available to employees on campus in the designated campus locations once available.

On Campus three or more days a week:

Once available, rapid test kits will be provided to faculty and staff for weekly use.

  • Rapid testing once per week, once the test is available, at which time molecular testing will only be used for a symptomatic person or for someone who has had direct contact with a COVID+ person.
  • Screening through the Pacific app before coming to campus.

Employees currently living on Stockton or Sacramento campus

Beginning on January 25, 2021, Pacific will implement PCR (molecular) Testing: 25% of the on-campus residential employee population per week (testing will be required once per month for each employee). 

  • PCR (molecular) testing is required monthly. Employees will make an appointment to get tested on campus. Employees can be tested outside of the University so long as their results are provided within the timeframe to the medical portal.
  • Daily Screening through the Pacific app beginning 10 days prior to coming to campus.

 

 

Students who test positive for COVID 19 should notify Student Health Services within 24 hours by phone, email or text. SHS will provide next steps.

Faculty and staff should notify Human Resources and their supervisor within 24 hours of their diagnosis. HR will provide next steps.

Stockton Employee | Sacramento Employee

Contact Tracing Protocols

The university has established contact tracing protocols on each campus to assist local Public Health officials in identifying of contacts for COVID-19 positive individuals. The university will communicate contact tracing information with government authorities as required by law and local orders.

Quarantine and Isolation

Per CDC guidelines, quarantine keeps someone who might have been exposed to the virus away from others. This helps to prevent spread, especially if asymptomatic. While quarantine permits essential activity, those in quarantine should continue to stay home or in their primary residence. University, state and local health department guidelines should be followed.

Students living on campus should quarantine and isolate in their assigned room.  

Students whose primary residence is off campus should self-isolate in their private residence and follow the public health self-isolation and quarantine order for their respective County. If a student living off campus has a confirmed COVID-19 positive case or is associated with someone who tested positive they are prohibited from coming to campus for 10 days. If a student living off campus has a confirmed COVID-19 positive case or is associated with someone who tested positive they are prohibited from coming to campus for 10 days. 

The university will ensure individuals who are living in the apartment/single bath unit and are required to self-isolate or quarantine will be provided:

  • A facemask (or if unavailable, a cloth face covering) 
  • Appropriate cleaning supplies for disinfecting the household
  • A thermometer for tracking occurrence and resolution of fever 
  • Access to necessary health care for COVID-19 related matters. Student Health Services will provide clinical care and advice by telephone or telehealth 
  • Student Life will provide support for food, medications, laundry and garbage removal
     

Facial coverings required

The university will require all students, employees, guests, visitors, vendors and contractors to wear face coverings inside, and outside, in accordance with the California Department of Public Health and university guidelines.

A cloth face covering is a material that covers the nose and mouth. It can be secured to the head with ties or straps or simply wrapped around the lower face. Wearing facial coverings helps reduce the risk of the wearer exposing others to potentially infectious respiratory droplets. For this reason, facemasks and face coverings with valves are not acceptable for use as source control and are not allowed. Users will be encouraged to maintain an adequate supply of facial coverings so that they may regularly change or launder cloth facial coverings.

Please see Center for Disease Control’s Guidance on the Use of Face Coverings for more information. 

Exemptions to the facial covering requirements

California Department of Public Health guidance mandates that face coverings be worn state-wide at all times when outside of the home, unless one or more of the exceptions outlined below apply. This is in addition to existing guidance about physical distancing and hand hygiene. Individuals should request accommodations either through the Office of Human Resources or Services for Students with Disabilities.

Individuals are exempt from wearing face coverings in the following specific settings:

  • Persons in a car alone or solely with members of their own household.
  • Persons who are working in an office or in a room alone.
  • Persons who are actively eating or drinking provided that they are able to maintain a distance of at least six feet away from persons who are not members of the same household or residence.
  • Persons who are outdoors and maintaining at least 6 feet of social distancing from others not in their household. Such persons must have a face covering with them at all times and must put it on if they are within 6 feet of others who are not in their household.
  • Persons who are obtaining a service involving the nose or face for which temporary removal of the face covering is necessary to perform the service.
  • Workers who are required to wear respiratory protection.
  • Persons who are specifically exempted from wearing face coverings by other CDPH guidance.

The following individuals are exempt from wearing face coverings at all times:

  • Persons younger than two years old. These very young children must not wear a face covering to avoid the risk of suffocation.
  • Persons with a medical condition, mental health condition or disability that prevents wearing a face covering. This includes persons with a medical condition for whom wearing a face covering could obstruct breathing or who are unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove a face covering without assistance. Such conditions are rare.
  • Persons who are hearing impaired, or communicating with a person who is hearing impaired, where the ability to see the mouth is essential for communication.
  • Persons for whom wearing a face covering would create a risk to the person related to their work, as determined by local, state, or federal regulators or workplace safety guidelines.

Note:  Persons exempted from wearing a face covering due to a medical condition who are employed in a job involving regular contact with others must wear a non-restrictive alternative, such as a face shield with a drape on the bottom edge, as long as their condition permits it. Individuals should request accommodations either through the Offices of Human Resources or Services for Students with Disabilities.

Consistent enforcement of social distancing in all university areas, including outdoors and within university vehicles and carts, shall be a priority. University spaces will be rearranged, modified occupancy limits signs posted, meeting spaces and common areas closed off, clear circulation patterns for high traffic and/or narrow path facilities have been identified and facility changes have been made to enable appropriate distancing including but not limited to the following:

  • A limited number of laboratories are open for research, lab demos and clinical skills training. All essential work is done in areas to account for more than 6 feet of space between individuals and/or include panels and face shields if unable to ensure more than 6 feet. Occupancy is limited and time intervals are staggered. Specific clinical skills training may temporarily require closer proximity. These training situations require specific approval from the COVID-19 Council, who may seek guidance from the County Public Health Departments.
  • Meeting rooms are decommissioned or repurposed until further notice.
  • Circulation control procedures have been implemented. Limited foot traffic through the building and ingress and egress in one direction will help to direct the flow of individuals. All buildings display signage and floor markings to account for more than 6 feet of space between students and employees.
  • Elevator occupancy has been changed to single or double use depending on the elevator footprint. Signage has been posted at elevators indicating this.
  • Access to community kitchens, breakrooms or other common areas are limited. Refrigerators, microwaves and single serving coffee machines such as Keurig’s may be used if disinfected after each use. Other items such as vending machines, coffee pot machines, and other multiple use appliances will not be allowed at this time. When using these common spaces, disinfecting wipes and hand sanitizer will be available, facial coverings must be worn at all times and staggering use and restrictions on the number of people allowed in at one time will be strictly enforced.
  • Shared spaces, such as game rooms and lounges will be closed. Essential shared space use will be staggered and the number of people allowed in at one time will be restricted to ensure everyone can stay at least six feet apart. Revised occupancy limit signs are posted on each room and essential spaces will be cleaned and disinfected between use by the users and depending upon the extent of cleaning needed by Facilities.

As appropriate, staff schedules, duties and work location will be adjusted to reduce the necessity of face-to-face interactions that violate social distancing requirements, including:

  • Supervisors may stagger work shifts as needed.
  • Supervisors may downsize operations and/or cross train employees as needed.
  • Supervisors may allow employees to work remotely, subject to operational requirements.
  • If absolutely necessary in-person meetings in private offices will be limited to a maximum of two people who must be six feet apart to ensure adequate distance can be maintained. Telephonic and/or electronic meetings are preferred.
  • Employees will be encouraged to continue using distance technology platforms (phone/ conference calls/Zoom, etc.) to host meetings, even when on campus.
  • In person meetings with external parties, especially with individuals who are not from the local geographic area (e.g., community, town, city, or county), are not allowed at this time. Meetings should continue to be held via telephonic or electronic platforms.

In areas where social distancing is not achievable, such as open office spaces, reception desks, cashiers and other high traffic areas, physical barriers have been installed.

As part of social distancing and safe practices, building entrances and exits, hallways and other spaces will be altered to reduce density and bi-directional traffic, following these guidelines. Users of university spaces should follow these guidelines and other health practices pertaining to movement and sharing of facilities.

All faculty, staff and students, as well as university visitors, must wear face coverings when entering and exiting buildings, and while moving in, around and through buildings. Maintain 6 feet of distance from others while moving through buildings if possible. Signs and posters will clearly indicate routes; follow traffic flow indicated by all signage through building entrances, exits, elevators and common areas.

In an emergency, exit the nearest door to your area.

Most elevators are designated for one rider at a time; use the stairs whenever possible. When using the elevator, wear a face covering and use your elbow, if possible, to press buttons (avoid touching the elevator buttons with exposed hands/fingers). Wash hands or use alcohol-based hand sanitizers upon departing the elevator.

Use of multi-stall restrooms will be limited based on size to ensure at least 6 feet of distance between individuals. Wash hands thoroughly after using the restroom to reduce the potential transmission of the virus.

Communal use of breakrooms will be limited based on size to ensure at least 6 feet of distance between individuals. Thus, a very small breakroom may only accommodate one person at a time. Wash hands thoroughly and follow cleaning requirements after use of a breakroom or its facilities to reduce the potential transmission of the virus.

Protocols for Staff and Faculty

Interim Policy for Remote Working Exceptions and Temporary Emergency Leave Overview

Pacific has revised its Interim Policy for Remote Working Exceptions and Temporary Emergency Leave. The updates to this interim policy supports Pacific's Returning to Campus Plan, which is based on a framework of personal responsibility and the following guiding principles:

  1. University of the Pacific will endeavor to provide a healthy and safe environment in which to learn and work.
  2. The university will—on all campuses—comply with federal and state law as well as applicable regulations and orders, including public health orders. We also will rely on pertinent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance, which is updated from time to time.
  3. Pacific faculty and staff will focus on our mission to provide a superior, student-centered learning experience.
  4. Pacific is dedicated to our values at all times, including Integrity and accountability.

Updates Paid Leaves, Staff & Faculty

  • Full-Time Benefit eligible Staff & Faculty
    • Total amount of COVID-19 Supplemental Administrative Paid Leave provided by Pacific is 160 hours, or 20 days
  • Part-time non-benefit eligible Staff & Faculty
    • Total amount of COVID-19 Supplemental Administrative Paid Leave provided by Pacific is equal to the number of hours the employee is normally scheduled to work, over a two-week period. (Per: Families First Coronavirus Response Act) 
  • Qualifying Reasons for Taking COVID-19 Supplemental Administrative Paid Leave provided by Pacific.

 

The employee is unable to work due to their own or a family member's COVID-19 illness, and therefore subject to a federal, state or local quarantine or isolation order related to COVID-19 The employee is unable to work because they have been advised by a healthcare provider, or public health measures to self-quarantine or self-isolate due to COVID-19 related concerns. The employee is prohibited from working by the employer due to health concerns related to the potential transmission of COVID-19

 

Note: Employees should notify their supervisor and HR before using COVID-19 Supplemental Administrative Paid Leave, and recording on their timesheets or leave reports. Before returning to work after a quarantine or isolation please provide a medical certification or other proof from a health care provider indicating it is safe for you to return to work, please send certifications to HR at human_resources@pacific.edu

  • Employees unable to come to work due to a COVID-19 day care or school closure that requires them to be home with their child may work remotely if operationally feasible; if remote work is not operationally feasible, employees may use available leave balances (e.g. accrued sick and vacation).

Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and California Family Rights Act (CFRA)

  • An employee who is sick or has an ill family member may be entitled to leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and California Family Rights Act (CFRA) under certain circumstances. Some instances of COVID-19 may qualify as a “serious health condition." FMLA/CFRA leaves are unpaid, however eligibility for other benefits will determine compensation. Employees should be encouraged to avail themselves to Pacific's leave options available under the applicable policy or collective bargaining agreement provisions.

Note: If a doctor restricts you from work, the normal leave policy process will apply and a release from your treating physician will be required to return to work. For questions regarding leaves, please contact Human Resources at employee_benefits@pacific.edu.

These measures are subject to change as the situation evolves. Additional information regarding applicable leave provisions can be found on Human Resources Benefits webpage here.

COVID-19 Interim Telecommuting Exceptions

University of the Pacific's existing Staff Telecommuting Policy outlines eligibility, procedures, and expectations regarding staff members working remotely. However, short-term telecommuting can be an appropriate option for staff members in extraordinary circumstances, such as during the current outbreak of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), which fall outside of the Telecommuting Policy for a limited period of time.

Employees can be given flexibility in working remotely for legitimate reasons (for example, self-isolation due to travel, caring for children during school closures, caring for elderly family members or others at risk with weakened immune systems, or for self-care if the employee is at risk, among others). Exceptions to the Telecommuting Policy last only for the duration of the outbreak, as defined and communicated by the University.

Supervisors, at their discretion, may allow members of their staff to telecommute on a short-term basis. Supervisors are responsible to ensure that their departments perform critical work to care for the Pacific community and maintain university operations. They may be flexible in offering telecommuting to non-essential functions. 

Critical Support Personnel and Advance Planning

Critical Support Personnel (CSP) are those employees who are expected to report to work in the event of University closure or other extraordinary circumstance, if it is safe to do so and even if they are not instructed to do so. CSP's are identified by their supervisors and confirmed by division leadership. In extreme circumstances, CSP may have legitimate reasons for being unable to report to work (such as the examples cited above), communicate with supervisors regarding absences as soon as possible.
Supervisors are encouraged to speak with CSPs as early as possible regarding their status and role, for planning purposes and to reassign work as necessary. CSP's may be required to cancel or curtail planned travel for business purposes, where such travel may be likely to lead to quarantine upon their return.

 

Eligibility for Short-Term Telecommuting

Supervisors, at their own discretion, may allow members of their staff to telecommute on a short-term basis during a COVID-19 outbreak. Supervisors are responsible to ensure that their departments perform critical work to care for the Pacific community and maintain operations to the appropriate extent communicated by the University; flexibility may be given to non-essential work.

Typical eligibility criteria for telecommuting (for example, one year of service) do not apply in such circumstances, and an approved Telecommuting Request Form /Agreement is not necessary.

Supervisors should consistently communicate with their staff regarding the fluidity of such situations, as well as changing business needs (such as the need to report to campus). Supervisors or employees may end a short-term telecommuting agreement at any time and for any reason.

Expectations for All Staff

Telecommuting staff members are responsible to:

  • Fulfill the expectations agreed upon with their supervisor regarding the scope of their telecommuting assignment, such as:
    • Duties and responsibilities
    • Hours of work (rest/meal breaks, overtime, and other wage and hour requirements still apply)
    • Hours of availability to communicate regarding University business
    • Communication of work assignments, projects and reports
    • Communications regarding personal needs, including reporting absences of work due to injury, illness, or caring for a family member
    • The use of University equipment and materials.
  • Appropriately complete their timecard. For instructions on how to complete timecards remotely using Web Time Entry please see below:
  • Maintain a safe environment in which to work.
When Telecommuting, Practice Secure Data-Handling Hygiene

University employees are required to protect University information by following the University's policies governing information security, software licensing, and data protection; ensuring that unauthorized individuals do not access Pacific's data, either in print or electronically; and not accessing restricted-level information electronically unless protected through use of university servers and/or appropriate physical controls.

At all times, whether University work is performed at work, at home or through telecommuting, University business records, student records, consumer information, and other private, confidential or proprietary data should not be saved to personally-owned computers, hard drives, cloud storage or USB drives, or other personally-owned storage media. 

Rather, all University employees are required to follow University informational security requirements, and store such data on University servers (using VPN, Sharepoint or webfolder access). Failure to follow these rules and appropriately protect university information may result in discipline up to and including termination of employment.
Other Considerations for Telecommuters

  • Use WebEx personal meeting room as virtual walk-in
  • Schedule and use Webex in all meetings going forward. Note:  There is currently a per minute charge for WebEx dial-in, but not for using the computer audio
  • State your availability and set response expectations in your signature line/out of office on emails.
  • Forward desk/office phone to your home/cell phone if appropriate 

Expectations for Supervisors

Supervisors should communicate specific expectations to individual team members based on the each person's employment position, the needs of the unit and the employee's personal circumstances. To ensure that any telecommuting assignment is mutually beneficial to both the University and staff members, planning and communicating expectations in advance of the telecommuting is crucial. Ongoing communications and meetings regarding the status of assignments, projects and department initiatives must be part of the routine of telecommuting during this time of urgency.

For sample expectations that you may tailor for your staff members, please see Appendix A below.

General Employment Expectations
Staff members must comply with University rules, policies, practices, and instructions and understand that violation of same may result in termination of telecommuting privileges and/or discipline up to, and including, dismissal from the University.

Short-term telecommuting in extraordinary circumstances does not change the basic terms and conditions of employment with the University. Telecommuting assignments do not change a staff member's classification, compensation, or benefits. The accrual and charging of leave time is subject to the same policies and procedures applicable to non-telecommuting staff members.

University of the Pacific is an "at-will" employer, meaning that the employment relationship between the University and each of its staff members may be terminated at any time by either the University or the staff member, with or without notice or cause. Telecommuting assignments are not contracts or promises of employment. Nothing in a telecommuting assignment guarantees employment for any specific term, nor alters the "at-will" nature of employment.

Resources for Faculty and Staff

Travel restrictions fluctuate depending upon the infection rate and the healthcare capacity and are guided by local, regional, county and state restrictions. 

The university travel protocols are intended to align with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state, county and local guidelines to ensure the health and safety of students, and employees. They are subject to change and should not circumvent federal, state, county or local health and safety restrictions or orders.

Personal Travel

These protocols do not restrict travel for personal reasons.  However, consistent with current public health travel advisories, all persons returning to or arriving in California from another state must self-quarantine for 14 days from their last day of travel, unless that travel falls into the category described by the California Department of Health as “Essential Travel.”

Business Travel

All business-related travel is restricted to essential university business and must comply with all local, county, state and federal guidelines. In-state essential business travel plans should be reviewed and approved by the employee's supervisor with signoff from the appropriate dean, vice president or their designee. The number of individuals from any given unit attending any in-person event/meeting/conference should be limited.

"Essential travel” includes: work and study, critical infrastructure support, economic services and supply chains, health, immediate medical care, and safety and security.” All employees and students returning from travel outside of the state of California or any international location will be required to quarantine for 14 days prior to returning to campus.

See more information regarding athletic travel

The following business travel protocols for in state travel are recommended:

  • Travel via automobile with a single occupant/driver is encouraged as the preferred method of travel.
  • Where group travel is required, travel via private van or bus is allowed with one passenger per row. All passengers and the driver should wear face coverings.
  • Travel by public bus, plane and train are discouraged.
  • In reviewing business travel proposals, supervisors should take into account whether the venue for in-person events will support social distancing and other health practices associated with the pandemic.

To reduce the necessity of business travel, use alternatives to in-person events such as webinars and virtual meetings via Zoom, MS Teams and WebEx. 
 

Visitors and guests are discouraged and are not allowed in university buildings unless receiving clinical care. Any visitor or guest must follow the university’s health and safety protocol and have the approval of the appropriate dean or vice president.

These requirements apply to Contractors, Consultants and Vendors who provide services on the University of the Pacific Stockton and Sacramento campuses and/or in University-owned or leased buildings (“University Property”). 

These requirements do not apply to long term temporary agency staff, who must follow all University policies when working under the direction of a University employee.

All University Contractors, Consultants and Vendors who provide services on campus or in University Property must comply with the California Department of Health, County Health Departments and California OSHA guidelines and any additional requirements and instructions provided by the University Representative with oversight responsibility over their engagement (the “University Representative”).

Contractors, Consultants and Vendors must also comply with the following University requirements:

  • A face covering that complies with CDC guidelines must be worn in accordance with the University's Health and Safety Plan (PDF). There are no exceptions to this policy for employees, workers, agents, third parties and all other individuals for whom a Contractor or Vendor is responsible when working on University Property.
  • Social distancing practices must be followed at all times. Activities that do not allow for social distancing must be reviewed and approved by the University Representative. Approval to conduct work with a University employee or student that does not allow for social distancing must be reviewed and approved (if appropriate) through the University’s Enterprise Risk Management Department (riskmanagement@pacific.edu). Work within 6 feet of other Contractor/Consultant/Vendor employees, workers, agents, third parties, and all other individuals for whom the Contractor/Consultant/Vendor is responsible should be reviewed and approved by the University Representative.
  • The Contractor/Consultant/Vendor must each day document names of all employees, workers, visitors, third parties, and all other individuals present on the University work site for whom the Contractor/Consultant/Vendor is responsible.  
  • The Contractor/Consultant/Vendor must obtain University approval from the University Representative to use shared spaces outside of the work site.  These shared spaces include areas outside the project/work limits occupied by both the public and Contractor/Consultant/Vendor workers.  This approval may require that the Contractor/Consultant/Vendor be responsible for cleaning/sanitization of such shared spaces.
  • Contractors, Consultants and Vendors who provide services on university property must notify, within 24 hours, Enterprise Risk Management (riskmanagement@pacific.edu) if an employee, worker, visitor, third party, or any other individual for whom the Contractor/Consultant/Vendor is responsible and who was at the work site tests positive for COVID-19 or leaves University work site due to symptoms that could be associated with COVID-19.
  • If an employee, worker, visitor, third party, or any other individual for whom the Contractor/Consultant/ Vendor is responsible, tests positive for COVID-19 and has been on University Property within 48 hours prior to onset of symptoms, or date of positive test the Contractor/Consultant/Vendor is responsible for:
    • Notifying the University Representative of the positive test. 
    • Providing the affected individual’s name and contact information to Enterprise Risk Management (riskmanagement@pacific.edu) who will conduct contact tracing to identify University staff, faculty or students who may have been in close contact with the affected individual.
    • Closing the work site until completion of cleaning and disinfecting all surfaces within the renovation/construction spaces that may have been touched by the individual, including break areas, elevators, stairwells, and restrooms. The Contractor/Consultant/Vendor is responsible for cleaning and disinfection or may hire a third party for cleaning and disinfection. The Contractor/Consultant/Vendor must follow CDC guidance for cleaning and disinfection and use products that are effective against the virus that causes COVID-19.
  • The affected Contractor/Consultant/Vendor employee, worker, visitor, third party, or other individual for whom the Contractor/Consultant/Vendor is responsible may return to the University work site upon receipt of clearance from his/her healthcare provider or local health department. Clearance procedures must also comply with County Department of Health requirements. 
  • The Contractor/Consultant/Vendor must submit documentation to the University Representative stating that the affected individual has been cleared to return to work by whom. Please do not submit confidential medical information.
  • Contractor/Consultant/Vendor employees, workers, visitors, and other parties for whom the Contractor/Consultant/Vendor is responsible must be provided with a means to review these requirements.   The attached fact sheet has been developed to assist Contractor/Consultant/Vendor with communication of these requirements to limit transmission of COVID-19 when working on University Property.

Please email questions to riskmanagement@pacific.edu
 

The progressive discipline of individuals who refuse to comply with university health and safety standards will be managed in a manner consistent with university compliance standards. 

Employees who refuse to comply with these requirements may be subject to discipline consistent with Human Resource policies. View the Disciplinary Action Policy for Compliance Misconduct. 

Students who refuse to comply with these requirements may be subject to discipline through the university’s Student Conduct and Community Standards and disciplinary criteria applicable to their school. 

Vendor/Contractors who refuse to comply with applicable requirements will not be permitted on our campuses. Managers who invite vendors/contractors on to campus are responsible to ensure protocols are followed and will enforce protocols as needed. For more information about student compliance please refer to page five of the Tiger Lore Handbook.

Visitors and guests who refuse to comply will be removed from our campuses.