Masking Requirement - Further Guidance for FAS Staff (7/30/21)

To all FAS staff,

With our return to campus starting in August, you might have questions about the message we all received this morning from Scott Strobel and Jack Callahan giving us new guidance to wear masks in indoor spaces, regardless of vaccination status. As Scott and Jack emphasized, they have introduced this guidance out of an abundance of caution and in order to align with the CDC’s new recommendations; we hope that their message promotes everyone’s confidence in returning to the office. If you have concerns, I urge you to talk about them with your supervisors. In the meantime, I can provide some additional new guidance as you plan for the days and weeks ahead.

    •    If you are currently working on campus for research or summer activities, please continue with your on-campus activities, but talk with your supervisor if you have questions or concerns.

    •    If you are not currently working on campus for research or summer activities, you may remain remote until August 23 (if you work directly with students and faculty or are in the FAS Dean’s Office) or September 1 (all other staff).

    •    If you have brought your office desktop computer home, remember that you may need to consult with ITS to set up your computer on campus. If that is the case for you, it is your responsibility to arrange an appointment. All staff should have the necessary equipment set up in order to work on campus by August 23 or September 1, as applicable.

    •    If you requested and received an exception, Mary Magri will by now have communicated with you and your supervisor.

I remain deeply grateful to you all for your efforts to bring us together again for the semester ahead.

With thanks,

Tamar Szabó Gendler
Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Vincent J. Scully Professor of Philosophy
Professor of Psychology and Cognitive Science