everyone at fisher college has worked hard to maintain a safe campus during the fall semester. the college continues to monitor health and safety conditions, locally, nationally, and internationally, and to update its policies accordingly.
this updated travel guidance applies to all fisher college employees working on campus either full-time or part-time, effective november 20, 2020. this policy is based on the latest massachusetts covid-19 travel guidance, as well as cdc recommendations and other government regulations. the current state of covid-19 virus transmission is fluid, and this policy is subject to change without notice. the college will make every effort to keep you apprised of changes.
as we enter the holiday season, covid-19 cases are spiking nationwide. therefore, employees working on campus are strongly encouraged to limit travel out of the state. employees who want to leave the state for personal reasons, must work with their direct manager and discuss any travel plans outside of massachusetts. travel outside of the state to states considered higher risk must be approved by your supervisor and human resources. approval must be in writing. to request, please send an email to your supervisor, with a cc to email@example.com.
employees who obtain approval to travel to states that are considered higher risk (as defined by the state of massachusetts covid-19 travel guidance) must quarantine for 14 days upon return to massachusetts, and
use accrued and unused vacation time to cover compensation during the 14-day quarantine period for any time they are regularly scheduled to be working onsite. hardship exceptions may be made at the sole discretion of the college for bereavement and other non-recreational travel requests.
an exemption from the 14-day quarantine may be requested and will be granted if the employee:
takes a first covid-19 test at the college (or at an equivalent test site) immediately upon return to massachusetts; and
takes a second covid-19 test at the college (or at an equivalent test site) 4-5 days after the first test; and
receives two negative test results; and
quarantines until both tests are completed and the results are reported.
with very limited exceptions, college-related business travel is suspended until further notice. should you need to travel for business, please speak with your vice president.
thank you all for your cooperation in keeping the campus safe.