Staying Safe at Work During COVID-19

Employee Guide


There is currently no vaccine to prevent the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19).  Preventative measures are your first line of defense.  The following is guidelines should be reviewed by each Greenville University employee prior to coming to work.  If you have any questions about the guidelines outlined below, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (618) 664-6845.


What is COVID-19?

COVID-19 is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person.   


How do I protect myself from COVID-19 at work?

  • Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Social distance at least 6 feet from others
  • Wear a face covering when unable to social distance from others
  • Cover coughs and sneezes
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • ·       Stay home if you are sick
  • ·       Clean your workstation daily


How do I self-monitor for possible COVID-19 symptoms?

All Greenville University employees continuing to work on campus should self-monitor for these symptoms:

  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Repeated shaking with chills
  • Runny nose or new sinus congestion
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • New GI symptoms
  • New loss of taste or smell


What do I do if I have a fever or symptoms possibly related to COVID-19?

You should first call your healthcare provider and follow their guidance.   You should not report to work.   This will help keep your co-workers and other safe.  If you develop symptoms at work, you should notify your supervisor and HR and head home to then call your healthcare provider.


If you have any additional questions, please reach out to your manager and the Office of Human Resources at (618) 664-6845.