Return to Campus FAQ

students on Atlantic City campusYes, the campus does look different. Here is what we are doing to keep everyone safe and healthy: 

  • Stockton’s fall 2020 term runs from Tuesday, Sept. 8, through Friday, Dec. 18. If calendar adjustments are necessary due to any state or federal directives, we will alert the University community as soon as possible. For more information on Stockton’s fall calendar, visit the University’s fall 2020 academic calendar page.
  • Courses are being taught in multiple teaching modalities that include online courses, in-person classes on campus, and hybrid classes that combine in-person and online lessons.
  • There are extensive safety protocols in place for faculty, staff and students. Masks are required in most settings. Building modifications are in place to promote and enforce physical distancing. Signage around campus provides guidance. Cleaning procedures have been enhanced.
  • Student housing has been modified to comply with state and federal guidelines. 
  • Procedures have been implemented to test and/or quarantine faculty, staff and students as needed.

Although Stockton’s detailed fall restart plans are still under development, there are a few high-level concepts we can offer:

Physical Distancing signPhysical Distancing

The University-wide goal is to support a general principle of six feet of physical separation in public spaces, including::

  • Classrooms, labs, and studios
  • Residential living facilities
  • To the extent possible, public access facilities and routes such as restrooms, hallways, and stairwells
  • Dining and food service areas
  • Shuttle transportation

These efforts will be supported with protocols relating to campus signage, classroom, and public-space guidelines.

As just one example: many standard classrooms may incorporate a “checkerboard” seating arrangement for students (every other seat in every other row) to help support physical distancing.

Cleaning and Sanitizing signCleaning and Sanitizing 

Protocols for cleaning, disinfecting and sanitizing campus rooms and buildings are being developed in accordance with local, state, and federal public health guidelines.

Stockton’s maintenance and custodial staff will clean and disinfect campus buildings more frequently to help reduce the spread of germs on commonly-touched surfaces like door handles, sink faucets, handrails, computer stations, etc.

Our dedicated employees can’t do it alone. We must all do our part by using disinfecting wipes (provided by Stockton) to wipe down common areas to minimize surface transmission of bacteria and germs.

The University is also working to increase the number of touch-free hand-sanitizer units and waste receptables throughout our campus locations.

Personal Protective Equipment signPersonal Protective Equipment (PPE)

  • The University will require everyone students, employees, and visitors
  • to wear face coverings while in public/shared spaces on campus.  Individuals who have underlying health conditions which prevent the wearing of such coverings will need to contact Human Resources (employees) or the Wellness Center (students) to request an exception.

In general, cloth face coverings that are reusable/washable will serve as the recommended PPE. These masks should be washed daily. 

Similar to other protective wear (like shoes), each person will be expected to provide their own mask or cloth covering.  A limited supply of disposable surgical masks will be available at various campus locations for individuals who forget their cloth covering. 

It is important for all Stockton students, faculty and staff, whether you will be visiting a Stockton location or not, to complete the daily health pledge to help keep our Stockton community safe. 

Stockton students, faculty and staff will receive a daily email to complete the pledge and will also be required to complete when signing into the Stockton GoPortal if not yet completed for the day. We are in this together as an entire Stockton community so even those individuals who intend to be fully remote for the semester will still be required to complete the health pledge.

  • To reduce the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that people wear masks in public settings and when around people who do not live in their own household, especially when other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain. 
  • Masks are a simple but important barrier to help prevent the spread of respiratory droplets in the air when a person coughs, sneezes, talks, or raises their voice. This is called source of control.  
  • COVID-19 primarily spreads between people who are in close contact with each other (within about 6 feet for more than 10 minutes), so the use of masks is particularly important in settings where social distancing is difficult to maintain. The CDC’s recommendations for masks are updated as new scientific evidence becomes available. 
  • Masks are not a substitute for social distancing. Everyone should keep about 6 feet between themselves and others when possible.
  • We all need to be accountable to each other. 
  • Wearing masks isn’t simply about protecting yourself; it’s also to protect everyone around you.

Masks must be thick enough to be opaque (not see through), covering both nose and mouth, at all times Cloth face coverings are easy to find or make. They can be washed and reused. They can be made from common materials, such as sheets made of tightly woven cotton. Cloth masks should include multiple layers of fabric. 

A face shield offers eye protection to the user. There is not clear evidence that they are as effective as masks in preventing the spread of respiratory droplets, however, and so— while they can provide an additional layer of protection  they are not, according to the CDC, a substitute for masks.

The need to wear masks is new to all of us. Always be polite. Be kind. Some people have the best of intentions and then simply forget to put their mask on (or back on).  

Effective mask wearing isn’t intuitive. If someone is coming too close to you without a mask, you can absolutely—and politely—say something like: 

“Please stop. You don’t have your mask on.” or  “Please put your mask back on.” 

If they forgot a mask, notify them that they can get a disposable mask from designated locations. 

Let’s help each other to keep as safe as we can. Patience, education, practice, and support are key in reinforcing a community message of moving us all from “almost no masks” to “everyone wearing masks properly. 

If the person refuses to wear a mask, remove yourself from their proximity. If it is an employee you may notify their supervisor. Members of the public will be asked to leave.

Disposable masks will be available in designated locations—Campus Center information desk, Atlantic City front desk, library, etc.  Masks are also sold in the Campus Center store. 

Employees unable to wear a mask or face covering due to a medical condition or other protected reason may submit an ADA workplace accommodation request to Human Resources, attention Bart.Musitano@Stockton.edu.

Students unable to wear a mask or face covering due to a medical condition or other protected reason should contact the Learning Access Program. 

Individual requests will be reviewed, assessed, and appropriate accommodations determined. Medical documentation may be required.   

The EEO laws, including the ADA and Rehabilitation Act, continue to apply during the time of the COVID-19 pandemic, but they do not interfere with or prevent employers from following the guidelines and suggestions made by the CDC or state/local public health authorities about steps employers should take regarding COVID-19.  Please note that the ADA does not provide a blanket exemption to people with disabilities from complying with legitimate safety requirements necessary for safe operations.  https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/department-justice-warns-inaccurate-flyers-and-postings-regarding-use-face-masks-and.   

Masks are required. Students who attempt to enter a classroom without wearing masks will be asked by the instructor to wear masks prior to entry. If a student does not have a mask, the student must pick up a disposable mask (available throughout campus) before joining the class session.  Students who remove their masks at any time during a class session will be asked by the instructor to resume wearing their masks. No consumption of any food will be allowed in class.  

Students who do not comply with a request by an instructor to wear a mask in accordance with this guidance may be subject to disciplinary actions per the rules, regulations, and policies of Stockton University, including but not limited to the Student Handbook. To immediately protect the health and well-being of all students, instructors, and staff, instructors reserve the right to cancel or terminate any class session at which any student fails to comply with faculty or staff request to wear a mask in accordance with this guidance. 

If you are a current student and would like to be seen by Stockton’s health professionals, please contact Student Health Services in advance of visiting the office: (609) 652-4701(Galloway); (609) 345-6000 (Atlantic City) or wellctr@stockton.edu.

The health and safety of our campus community remains our highest priority and Stockton will continue to follow all public health guidelines as our restart plans progress.

To support the well-being of our Stockton community, Stockton is employing six major safety protocols

  • Physical distancing guidelines 
  • Sanitation procedures 
  • Campus signage  
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) 
  • Ongoing communication 
  • Health monitoring

To support the well-being of our Stockton community, all employees should familiarize themselves with these Guidelines for Campus Health and Safety before returning to work and follow these measures at all times when on campus.  In addition, all employees will be required to complete a Coronavirus Awareness training course through the Safe-Colleges platform. More information will be forthcoming.

While our protocols are designed to help protect our campus community to the greatest extent possible, no plan or set of guidelines can be considered perfect. Our goal at Stockton is to do as much as possible to support a healthy environment while we all do our best to keep ourselves and each other safe.

The success of our plan will rest on the willingness of the community to share responsibility for each other’s health and safety. Every member of our community must do their part. This means adhering to national and state health guidance and requirements, and to those measures the University deems safe and appropriate for our campus.

As additional guidance is made available  from state or federal entities, Stockton’s procedures will be adjusted and communicated as needed.    

All of us have a role to play in keeping each other safe. All members of the campus community must follow the directions outlined in the Fall 2020 Restart plan and reaffirm that each day. Violations should be reported to Human Resources (for employees) or the Office of Student Affairs (for students). Policy violations will initially be addressed through education and training but all faculty, staff and students can face further disciplinary action for repeated acts of noncompliance and are subject to the Campus Code of Conduct

The University will supply every classroom with disinfectant wipes or sanitary cleaner and paper towels. Our goal is to have enough on hand for the fall for all classrooms, common areas and office suites. These cleaning supplies are in compliance with state and federal guidelines (CDC, OSHA, EPA, etc.)

All students, faculty, and staff will be provided with at least one reusable face covering. This mask should be washed daily in the laundry or by hand using hot, soapy water. If you have a private office and you are alone, you will not be required to wear a face covering.

Stockton will also maintain supplies of single-use surgical-type masks throughout various campus locations (Campus Center Information Desk, Library front desk, various study areas, etc.) in the event you forget or lose your mask.  However, we encourage all students to bring their own face covering as part of a safe and responsible daily routine. 

Please remember, disabilities are not always visible and some people may not be able to wear a face covering because of respiratory problems. People will be able to disclose this information:

  • Students should contact the Wellness Center
  • Faculty and staff should contact the Office of Human Resources

All employees and students are required to complete a Daily Heath Pledge.

When a student or employee tests positive for COVID-19, a local department of health or public health official will conduct an investigation, determine who should be doing a 14-day home quarantine and work with University in the event of a possible community spread. Persons who test positive for COVID-19 would be asked by public health officials to share their close contacts. That information is used ONLY for the purpose of helping those people to get tested or to quarantine. The information is confidential. The infected person’s name will not be released to their contacts nor their COVID-19 status – that information will only be known to public health officials and our local health department partners, if needed.  Local health officials may contact Campus Public Safety or the Dean of Students for assistance in notifying specific areas of our community (i.e. a specific housing unit or office) about persons who tested positive for COVID-19.  Public Safety, Human resources and the Wellness Center are limited in what they may disclose regarding positive cases within the community and will only make notifications to persons and areas as directed by public health officials or to a specific area of the University where warranted.

There will be a number of factors involved when such a scenario occurs. Testing and contact tracing will be essential in all situations. Contract tracers will speak with the individual (or the person’s parent or guardian as the circumstances require) to learn more about with whom the person has had contact. The tracers will then make recommendations to these individuals.

It is important to remember that public health guidelines and directions are constantly changing and evolving. For example, right now, if a positive case is discovered in a classroom, it is not best practice to automatically place everyone in that class into a 14-day quarantine. On the other hand, if a residential student tests positive for COVID-19, the student’s roommates will be contacted and advised to test.

Stockton will not enact strict movement requirements. We have over 6,500 commuter students who live at home or off-campus and must travel back and forth every day. We want to make sure our health protocols are safe and fair for everyone.

Please make sure to follow Stockton’s six health guidelines whether you are on- or off-campus.

We must all work together for the safety of our entire community. Our actions are not just about personal preferences or keeping ourselves safe; we are all making choices that affect everyone with whom we’ve come into contact.

 

Those traveling out of state should check the New Jersey travel advisory list to see if you are visiting a state where a 14-day self-quarantine is recommended upon returning to New Jersey. 

A negative COVID-19 test is not a substitution for the 14-day quarantine period. The coronavirus has an incubation period of 2-14 days and a negative test taken a few days after return cannot guarantee you are virus-free.

Employees may be required to utilize Families First Coronavirus Response Act leave and/or accrued leave, dependent on operational need and the nature of work responsibilities (as determined by the Office of Human Resources and your Divisional Executive).

Our facilities are in code compliance with national building codes and in accordance with ASHRE (American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, Air-conditioning Engineers). Our operational response to the current pandemic is:

  • Constant maintenance of equipment. We have 100 percent heating and cooling in all building,  meaning we can move air at all times.
  • Maintaining constant operations and air flow of the equipment.
  • Increasing the air exchanges daily from our standard operations and introducing more outside air.
  • Spot surface cleaning diffuser and supplies more frequently, where needed.
  • Increasing our filter systems from a Merv 8 to a Merv 13, and increased the replacement sequence.

The prevailing recommendation from health care professionals is to not require testing for all. Testing is a point-in-time function. If someone gets tested today and it takes 48 hours for the results to come back, the results themselves will be outdated by two days.

Lowering the campus’ risk relates to Stockton’s “safe environment plan:”

  • Wear a face covering;
  • Stay physically distant (six feet apart as often as possible);
  • Practice safe hygiene – wash hands, don’t touch your face, etc.
Although there is no definitive answer at this time, Stockton will adhere to all county, state and federal recommendations and regulations in this matter. 

Visitors to Stockton's campuses must complete the Visitor Health Pledge and follow these guidelines: 

  • Wear a face covering;
  • Stay physically distant (six feet apart as often as possible);
  • Practice safe hygiene – wash hands, don’t touch your face, etc.

Guests are not permitted in any Stockton housing.

There are important reasons why Stockton is confident in our ability to reopen our campus to in-person learning and housing for the fall semester.

  • First, we will continue to follow all guidelines and requirements from the state and federal governments. Ultimately, we can only fulfill our pledge to reopen in the fall if public health guidelines permit us to do so.
  • Second, New Jersey’s Office of the Governor continues to maintain a very cautious approach to protecting the safety of state residents. Our state adheres to some of the strictest health guidelines in the country. At Stockton, we strongly support this approach and will remain in ongoing contact with public health and education officials regarding our campus’ restart plans.
  • Third, Stockton has worked with the New Jersey Office of the Secretary of Higher Education and other higher-education institutions throughout the state to develop broad guidance that each college and university can adapt to serve their students, faculty, and staff. New Jersey is not a “one size fits all” situation because every college and university is unique in its mission, location, purpose, and students they serve.
  • Fourth, different sections of New Jersey are experiencing COVID-19 in different ways. The overall numbers in south Jersey have remained relatively low and Stockton feels confident in the restart plan we have submitted to the state. If COVID cases continue to stabilize or decline in the state, we will be excited to have you back on campus.
  • Lastly, Stockton can only restart our campus if we have the cooperation of our entire Osprey community. As students, parents, faculty, staff, alumni, and community partners, we must all commit ourselves to adhering to our health and safety protocols at all times. 
  • Keeping ourselves safe and healthy is a shared responsibility; we can do our part by:
    • Wearing masks or face-coverings at all times.
    • Maintaining physical distancing of six or more feet.
    • Practicing health, hygiene and sanitizing protocols.
    • Adhering to screening, testing and contact tracing protocols, etc.

We need everyone in our community working together to keep each other safe. Doing so will help us all enjoy the benefits of the Stockton experience. We miss you and want to see our campus thriving again!

Stockton’s fall schedule will remain in effect as originally scheduled (see dates below). While some schools are adjusting their fall schedule (such as starting earlier and ending earlier), many are doing so because the majority of their students reside in on-campus housing. In Stockton’s case, two-thirds of our students do not live in the residence halls, which means there is always a great deal of movement on and off campus. Adjusting our fall calendar would have no discernible impact regarding public health guidelines and we will continue to monitor all appropriate conditions.  

Stockton’s Fall 2020 term begins Tuesday, Sept. 8, and ends Friday, Dec. 18. If calendar adjustments are necessary due to any state or federal directives, we will alert the University community as soon as possible. For more information on Stockton’s fall calendar, visit the University’s fall 2020 academic calendar page.

Yes, Stockton’s reopening efforts are subject to state guidelines and regulations as well as the possible trajectory of the COVID-19 virus in the coming months. Everyone must be mindful that flexibility will be needed as we continue progressing toward our fall 2020 restart.

Stockton would close its campus locations if an executive order came from the Governor’s Office requiring us to do so.

Stockton monitors and complies with all current public health guidelines and requirements. If conditions change and allow for some relaxing or modification of our health and safety protocols, we would be willing to move toward these steps, under the guidance of and in partnership with local and state officials.

In general, Stockton has three primary courses modalities: in-person, hybrid and online.

All fall courses have been updated to reflect the expected modality and can be viewed by logging into your GoPortal account.

Stockton remains in ongoing contact with every off-campus partner to ensure they are complying with public health guidelines and also to help them understand the health and safety requirements we require to keep our students safe.

In addition, we are learning more about their locations’ specific protocols, including obtaining documentation to help us appreciate their needs and how they are preparing to provide a safe environment for our students. Information about specific partner sites will be discussed among students, faculty members, and program coordinators based on the various placement locations. 

For reference, Stockton’s entire set of policies and procedures can be found here

Here are three procedures we recommend all students and faculty be familiar with as they prepare for the fall 2020 semester. 

Stockton has set up a temporary lending program only for students who do not otherwise have access to a computer off campus. Please direct students to the IT Help Desk for more information (609-652-4309).

IT recommends that students use the following website to locate free high-speed internet resources:  https://stockton.edu/information-technology/network-connection.html

 The University has access to additional remote desktops available for students to use through Amazon's App Stream services. This will provide students access to specialized University computer lab resources while working remotely. With App stream students will be able to access applications that are unavailable from home, like IBM’s SPSS, Mathworks MATLAB, ESRI’s ArcGIS, and many more. App stream remote desktops can be accessed and fully utilized using a through any modern browser on any device. To get started, visit Stockton.edu/VDI for more information and troubleshooting assistance.

For the fall term, all colleges and universities in the state are prohibited from filling their residence halls to capacity. Dormitory floors (including communal bathrooms) as well as individual dorm rooms must maintain occupancy limits. All of Stockton’s dorm rooms will have either one or two students per bedroom. Learn more about housing updates here.

To reduce the risk of spread, students are not permitted to have any guests in the residential facilities. A guest is defined as anyone who does not live in the assigned room. Students who are identified as hosting guests will face disciplinary action.

Students who choose to host or attend large group gatherings place the entire University community in danger. Therefore, students who host or attend large gatherings in their on-campus or off-campus residences will face severe and immediate disciplinary action.

All dining options including – the N-Wing cafeteria, the Campus Center food court on the Galloway Campus, Lakeside Lodge, and the Dining Hall inside the John F. Scarpa Academic Center on the AC Campus – will be modified in accordance with public health guidelines regarding physical spacing. Each location will have updated:
  • Entrance areas.
  • Walking/traffic flow patterns.
  • Seating arrangements to support occupancy limits.
  • Grab-and-go options.

Stockton Dining Information

We are also looking into electronic seating reservation and online food ordering systems to help limit the number of people in these areas at any given time in accordance with state guidelines. Limited in-person dining will be available.

Additionally, Stockton’s food service provider, Chartwells, is providing up-to-date training for all its employees regarding government health and hygiene protocols. 

Throughout the summer, student leaders of our dozens of clubs and organizations are meeting with their advisors to plan a variety of activities to engage and energize students in new and different ways. Campus events will factor in health and safety protocols and student leaders are designing a variety of remote experiences, which will help expand participation and attendance in many of the events and programs we will offer. Creative thinking and flexible solutions will definitely be part of our fall semester!

Visit OspreyHub for the most up to date meeting and event information.

In addition to online, hybrid and small in-person club and organization events, you can take advantage of Stockton’s scenic and secluded campuses. Here are some things you can enjoy with friends while physical distancing:

  • Ride a bike
  • Play ball, including basketball, tennis and street hockey
  • Walk the wooded trails in Galloway or the Boardwalk in Atlantic City
  • Hit the beach
  • Go fishing at Lake Fred
  • Have a cornhole challenge

Get outside – safely – and enjoy Stockton’s beautiful campus and offerings!

Please follow all state guidelines for social distancing, no person to person contact, masking and hand washing.  Please also look for and adhere to additional signage at each facility.

Outdoor Track (beside Big Blue)

Monday – Sunday 8:00 am – Dusk

Outdoor Ospreys Basketball Court (Lot 6)

Monday – Sunday 8:00 am – Dusk

Outdoor Basketball Court (Lakeside)

Monday – Sunday 8:00 am – Dusk

Outdoor Volleyball Courts (TRLC, Lakeside, & Housing 4)

Monday – Sunday 8:00 am – Dusk

Outdoor Tennis Courts, North Athletic Complex, Pomona

Monday – Sunday 8:00 am – Dusk

Intramural Fields – North Athletic Complex, Pomona Road

Monday – Sunday 8:00 am – Dusk

Stockton Trails – 11 ½ miles of beautiful, wooded trails

Monday – Sunday 8 am – Dusk

(5k Course, 6k Course, 8k Course)

Outdoor Fitness Stations (Adjacent to the Intramural Fields/Observatory)

Monday - Sunday 8am - Dusk

Street Hockey Rink

Monday – Sunday 8 am – Dusk

Lake Fred- Fishing

(NJ State Freshwater Fishing License Required

Stockton announced July 28 that its varsity sports teams will not participate in competition in the fall season. Additionally, winter sport competitions will not begin before Jan. 1, 2021.

Stockton Sports Cancellation FAQ

Yes, Stockton has set aside some classrooms and computer labs to support students who need study space on campus or access to a computer to join an online class.  Locations will be subject to the same space limitations and capacities as any other space on campus. 

Information about which rooms can be used for these purposes are posted in the campus calendar and will be advertised on campus TV monitors.

Drop-in locations are available Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Specific rooms are: 

B-Wing: 001 

C-Wing: 009, 012 

F-Wing: 201, 204, 205, 212, 245 

H-Wing: 114 

J-Wing: 103 

West Quad Building: 104, 123 

Atlantic City Campus/John F. Scarpa Academic Center: 214 

The LabFind app is available to locate open computer labs, find the software you need and discover printers on campus.

Stockton's library is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Occupancy is limited and all patrons must wear a mask. There is a new drop-off box for book and video returns outside the Campus Center.

The library also offers curbside pick-up. Here's how it works:

  • Find a book or film in FlashFind.
  • Sign in to request the item.
  • After confirmation of your request, you can schedule a pick-up time.
  • Bring your Stockton ID to the pickup desk outside the Library entrance at your scheduled time and library staff, who wear masks and gloves while handling the books or videos, will deliver your items to you. 

Faculty members with questions about any library service should contact the subject specialist for their program. Questions may be emailed to the library. 

Computer labs are open for the fall semester in accordance with NJ Administrative Order No. 2020-17 and have protocols in place to ensure physical distancing limitations, infection control practices, population density controls, adequate sanitization materials, an enhanced cleaning schedule, and dedicated computer labs with specified times for utilization by high-risk individuals. 

The LabFind app is available to locate open computer labs, find the software you need and discover printers on campus.

Technology assistance is available at (609) 652-4309 or by email at helpdesk@stockton.edu.

Visit the Follett Bookstore website for current store hours.

Students are able to purchase their materials online through the bookstore website. Books can either be shipped to the student’s home (for a small shipping fee) or to the bookstore for free. 

For students who prefer to shop in-person, the Lower E-Wing bookstore is open. Anyone coming to the store for course materials should bring their course schedule and must wear a mask. Bookstore locations are subject to strict capacity restrictions, and pickup will only be available from 8-11a.m. and 5-6 p.m. each day.

  • Like classrooms and office spaces, common restrooms will have occupancy limits. For example, even though a restroom may have five fixtures/stalls, there might be a limit of two people at a time. 
  • Stockton staff will not be able to monitor every restroom, so it will be important that we all do our part to make smart, healthy decisions. For example, if you enter a restroom with a modified occupancy limit of two people and see two people already in there, please step back outside and wait for someone to exit.
  • Common restrooms will now be cleaned twice per day with a third deep cleaning at night.
  • Custodians throughout the buildings will monitor the potential need for additional cleaning of certain high-traffic areas. Custodians will pay particular attention to high-touch areas, such as door handles, hallway railings, etc.

Stockton is researching online appointment systems to help manage space capacity and physical distancing requirements. The University will also likely expand its use of remote interactive opportunities, such as Zoom sessions, tele-counseling, etc.

The New Jersey Department of Labor developed a set of new rules for Returning to Work: Health, Safety, Childcare & Caregiving. Additional information can be found at the Labor and Workforce Development website for returning to work during COVID-19. Information about the federal government’s Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) can be found here

Employees seeking partial work modification for childcare should speak with their manager/divisional executive to collectively discuss possible solutions for an informal work modification which may include schedule changes and, where feasible, staggered schedules.  These are evaluated on a case-by-case basis.  Guidance from the State’s Office of the Secretary of Higher Education provides that colleges and universities have the discretion to determine whether an employee’s job duties must be performed in person.  This process includes employees with childcare issues related to limited availability of school district in-person instruction, and/or limited availability of childcare, due to COVID-19 who may work with their manager/divisional executive to arrange alternate work schedules, including expanded hours of operation, where appropriate.  All such modifications must be approved by the divisional executive.

Employees seeking 100% work modification (typically for medical reasons) can complete a formal work modification request application through the Office of Human Resources (OHR).  If the needs of one’s office, as determined by the divisional executive and OHR, are such that the employee cannot receive a 100% work modification, OHR will discuss available leave options including those under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), FMLA, and accrued leave.

Yes, provided Stockton’s “safe environment plan” procedures are followed. The faculty member and student must both wear face coverings and practice a physical distance of at least six feet. In addition, faculty members should consider hosting office hours through remote means such as Zoom sessions.