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COVID-19 Employee Resource Center

The University has taken, and continues to take, carefully considered and prudent actions to address the fiscal challenges facing us as a result of COVID-19. 

Resources on this page:

Aid, Relief and Unemployment Information

For information regarding Unemployment Insurance (UI), visit the NJ Department of Labor website: https://myunemployment.nj.gov/. Visit https://home.treasury.gov/policy-issues/cares for more information.

Updated Time & Attendance Procedures

Until further notice from the University, the following attendance and time keeping procedures will be in place:

Absences Due to Illness
Employees who are unable to report to work due to illness should notify their supervisor. Employees able to perform their duties remotely and feel well enough to do so may work remotely with the approval of their supervisors. Employees unable to perform their duties remotely, or are not approved to do so, must utilize any accrued but unused sick time and enter same on their attendance reports.

Absences Due to COVID-19 Daily Checklist Symptoms
Employees who are unable to report to work due to COVID-19 Daily Checklist (Symptom Tracking) symptoms should notify their supervisor. Employees able to perform their duties remotely and feel well enough to do so may work remotely with the approval of their supervisors. Employees who suffer from such symptoms and are unable to work remotely, or not approved to do so, should enter the SC2 code on their attendance reports as the leave time will not be charged against any accrued but unused sick time.

Absences for Quarantine Because of Exposure to a Positive COVID-19 Person
Employees who are under quarantine because of exposure to an individual who tested positive for the COVID-19 virus should notify their supervisor. Employees able to perform their duties remotely and feel well enough to do so may work remotely with the approval of their supervisors. Employees unable to work remotely because of the nature of their position should enter the SC2 code on their attendance reports as the leave time will not be charged against any accrued but unused sick time.

Absences for Quarantine Because of Travel into New Jersey from a Location on the Incoming Travel Advisory List
Employees who are under quarantine because of travel into New Jersey from a location on the Incoming Travel Advisory list should notify their supervisors.

Employees able to perform their duties remotely while under quarantine may do so with their supervisor's approval. Employees unable to work remotely because of the nature of their positions, or are not approved to do so, should enter the SC2 code on their attendance reports. The leave time will not be charged against any accrued but unused sick time provided that the location from which you are returning was not on the Incoming Travel Advisory list at the time of your departure.

Employees who travel to locations on the Incoming Travel Advisory list at the time of their departure may, upon return to New Jersey, work remotely during their quarantine with their supervisor's approval.

Employees who travel to locations on the Incoming Travel Advisory list at the time of their departure whose position does not allow remote work, or whose supervisor does not approve your request for remote work, must use their own accrued time to account for their absence.

The following FAQ's will be updated as new information becomes available.

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Returning to Work


Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Return to Work

What if I have fear or anxiety about COVID-19?

The University offers an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) which provides counseling services to employees. You can also view this webinar created by Cigna titled: Managing Anxiety: Coronavirus Fears & Concerns.


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Do I have access to medical and behavioral/mental health virtual care through my health plan with Cigna?

Yes, access to medical and behavioral/mental health virtual care is available. View more details on the Cigna Virtual Care flyer here »


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State Services

There is a free helpline available through the New Jersey Department of Human Services (DHS), in partnership with the Mental Health Association of New Jersey (MHANJ). NJMentalHealthCares offers telephone counseling, emotional support, information and assistance. The helpline is available seven days per week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Call 866-202-HELP (4357) or text NJHOPE to 51684.

DHS is also offering emotional help and support to deaf and hard of hearing individuals during COVID-19. Sign language users can communicate with ACCESS of St. Joseph’s Health in Paterson via video phone at 973-870-0677, Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. The New Jersey Department of Children and Families (DCF) also has a crisis text line: text NJ to 74174. A trained counselor will respond and help.

In addition, MHANJ, along with DHS' Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services, have created virtual groups for emotional support that include "Navigating Life as a College Student During COVID-19," "Parenting Through the Pandemic Group," and "Decompress and Disconnect Drop-in." To see the full list of available virtual groups, visit: https://nj.gov/humanservices/coronavirus.html.

Additional Mental Health Resources to Consider


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