Information and university updates about COVID-19 and CARES Act Funds.

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Guidance for Employees

Employee Guidance

University of Saint Francis (USF) is committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace for all employees, students, and visitors. As a member of the USF community, you will also need to do your part to ensure the safety and well-being of yourself and others.

“Home” COVID-19 test kit results are not to be used for USF reporting.

Allen County Board of Health excerpt: “Home tests are not reported to the health department like laboratory tests, and cannot be verified as far as technique nor how they were administered like in a testing facility, and are therefore not included in the daily or overall case numbers in the state of Indiana. Since there is no way to verify the validity of the test, our recommendation is not to accept these as confirmed cases in the school or work environment at this time.” See FAQs for more information.

Employees are expected to:

  • Familiarize yourself with the resources on this COVID-19 Emergency Preparedness and Response site.
  • Review and reflect on the Franciscans Care Agreement and how you might demonstrate USF’s Franciscan Values to others on campus.
  • Read USF’s COVID-19 Safety Plan
  • Review the COVID-19 training on proper hand washing, respiratory etiquette, social distancing, and face coverings and agree to demonstrate best practices.
  • If employee is ill and/or has been exposed to a potential or confirmed case of COVID-19, please complete the COVID-19 Notification form.
  • Complete the Employee Self-Certification Return to Work form after an absence due to a positive COVID-19 test or symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Practice good housekeeping guidelines by disinfecting high touch areas and personal areas using the provided cleaning supplies.
  • Communicate regularly with your supervisor on matters of concern.

When an Employee Is Exposed to COVID-19


Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to frequently asked questions by employees.


Symptom & Exposure Checklist

Download a copy of the COVID-19 Daily Symptom and Exposure Checklist. Conduct a checklist prior to arrival each day.


Self-Certification Return to Work

Complete this employee self-certification return to work form after an absence due to COVID-19 symptoms or positive test.