This is a challenging time as we all navigate the latest Coronavirus headlines, personal impacts and now news about NKU’s transition to alternative instruction. We want to assure you that the university is making decisions with the health and safety of our campus and community in mind. NKU is continuing normal business operations. Our administration is working to balance flexibility with the need to provide essential services to the University. How do we do that? It starts with continuing employee work schedules as much as possible and keeping in mind the following points.
Our Human Resources team is available to help with planning and reviewing the options for employees who may be affected by the virus. We understand there are many questions, and our HR team has compiled a list of frequently asked questions to provide some answers. You can also reach out to HR by calling 859-572-5200 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
During this time, please remember the Centers for Disease Control’s guidelines to stay home if you feel sick or have a fever and the Northern Kentucky Health Department’s recommendations if you are sick can be found there. And always, continue to practice proper habits for good health.
It’s also important to consider your own wellbeing during this time. There are resources available if you need to talk with someone. Faculty and staff can access NKU’s Employee Assistance Program resources. Please send students to our Health, Counseling & Student Wellness if they need support.
We will continue to share regular updates as this is an evolving situation. NKU’s Coronavirus preparedness website is the best place for our communications and information on the virus. You can also email email@example.com; that account is monitored by key members of the preparedness team.
Finally, attached is a message from Provost Sue Ott Rowlands to faculty and staff in Academic Affairs regarding alternative instructional schedules and support for students.
Thank you for all you are doing to help our university navigate this challenge.
Ashish K. Vaidya