Return to Work on Campus


Since COVID-19 precautions were first implemented, WSU employees have faced challenges in providing services and fulfilling their job responsibilities.

As we look to the new academic year, the main goal is to mitigate the potential for transmission of COVID-19 on our campus.

This will require full cooperation among students, faculty, staff and members of our campus community. Only with your help can we establish and maintain the safety and health of our campus.

Here's an overview of the back to campus process for employees (PDF). These are the work areas (PDF) that have taken steps to bring staff back to campus.

1

Talk to Your Supervisor


Work with your supervisor to determine a plan for when and how you will return to work on campus.

Employees who have been directed to work remotely should continue to do so.

Employees may be offered flexible work hours and staggered shifts to reduce the number of employees in the workplace at one time.

If you have a medical condition that would prevent you from returning to work or other sensitive information that you don’t feel comfortable sharing, you can work with HR.

2

Supervisor Completes the Workplace Modification & Supply Needs Questionnaire


Before any WSU employee can return to work on campus, all supervisors will be required to complete a Workplace Modification and Supply Needs Questionnaire.

They must include any additional documentation needed to demonstrate how they will keep employees safe.

Supervisors were provided a link to this form in their WSU email.

3

Fulfill Return to Campus Employee Responsibilities


Employees will be notified when their department is approved to return to campus.

Once notified of approval, review and complete the employee requirements (PDF) which include completing training before coming to campus and daily protocols when coming on campus.

4

Prepare for Information & Best Practices to Change


Plans for safely reopening our campuses and residential facilities will continue to evolve over the next few months.

Review the current Back-To-Campus Preparedness Plan (PDF).

You will be provided with new information as it’s available, and we will continue to keep WSU’s COVID-19 webpage up-to-date and accurate.

There is a COVID-19 forum at 2pm on Aug. 19.

Check your WSU email for a Zoom meeting invitation.

Questions and concerns can be submitted in advance to covid19-info@winona.edu.

Catch up on the past all-university meetings:

Who Can Access WSU Buildings?


WSU Employee access is broken into two groups:

  • Group A: Access to buildings during business hours, which are 7am-6pm on Monday-Friday
  • Group B: Access to buildings 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

By default, employees will be placed into Group A. Group B employees have already been identified and approved this access level from their Dean or Supervisor.

Employees in Group A that need access outside of business hours can receive access simply by calling 457.5555 or emailing security@winona.edu.

  • Enter the buildings and proceed to required workspaces only
  • Please limit access to WSU employees in campus buildings. No family members, friends or pets are allowed in the buildings.
  • To minimize contacts, employees should place all trash in the hallway outside their workspaces at the end of each workday
  • Workspaces having regularly scheduled use should have personal sanitation supplies. Submit a work order to facilities to request desktop sanitation supplies for each workspace.

Building Access Starting Aug. 17

The following rules for accessing buildings take effect Aug. 17.

Academic Buildings

  • Exterior doors will be unlocked Monday-Friday from 7am-5 pm
  • Exterior doors will be locked all day Saturday and Sunday
  • Faculty & Staff: 24/7 access using their WSU ID
  • Students: access between 7am-11pm seven days a week using their WSU ID

Kryzsko Commons

Exterior doors will be unlocked during business hours:

  • Monday – Thursday: 7am – 10pm
  • Friday: 7am – 11pm
  • Saturday: 10am – 11pm Sunday: 10am – 10pm

No WSU ID card access without prior approval.