Extension of nonessential workforce

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The update below was shared by Tanhena Pacheco Dunn, associate vice president for human resources, diversity & inclusion, on March 29.

Campus community members can view updates at the Coronavirus Information and Coronavirus FAQs webpages, which are being updated regularly as this situation evolves.

On March 29, 2020, Governor Cuomo extended his executive order regarding nonessential employees. Nonessential employees should remain working remotely through April 15.

We must continue to maintain reduced density on our campus. Employees who must, because of critical business continuity, report to campus should continue to report under staggered scheduling. Administrative offices should continue to employ Webex and other web-based meeting programs to connect with staff and conduct business or meetings. If you have an illness of any kind, please stay home until you have recovered.

We encourage all employees to continue to monitor their own health and practice CDC recommendations for hand washing and social distancing.  Above all, please try to stay home as much as possible as this will help in reducing points of contact and potential exposure for you and others.  In this way we can help to take care of each other.

Please contact Jodi Papa, In HRDI, at papaj@newpaltz.edu. If any of the following occurs:

  • Have Tested positive for COVID-19
  • You are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms
  • Have had exposure to a confirmed COVID-19 patient

Supervisors: If an employee reports to you please be sure to direct them to Jodi Papa AND please email Jodi to advise her of the employee’s report. It is critical that we maintain good records on those who report so that we can provide proper follow-up and support to the effected employee and our campus community.

Tanhena Pacheco Dunn
Associate Vice President for Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion
and Chief Diversity Officer