End of Work-from-Home and Other Updates

To Our Faculty and Staff:

We write today to note that our work-from-home guidance ends this Saturday, Jan. 23, which means that the university will transition to the reduced population model detailed in our Oct. 29 message

In simplest terms, this approach means that the same number of people work on campus in any one week, but their hours are staggered such that the total on-campus population of faculty and staff is roughly 10% lower than in September and October.

Supervisors should review the guidance (and examples) from the Oct. 29 message, and inform employees of their expectations for next week. We encourage flexibility and understanding during this transition, and remind faculty and staff to review the university’s enhanced child care measures for this year.

Other information to keep in mind:

New COVID-19 Website: You now can find our dashboard, communications and other pandemic-related information in a single website, which you can visit from the university’s homepage or access directly at case.edu/covid19

Weekly COVID-19 Testing: Anyone on campus, no matter how briefly, must be tested for COVID-19 in the week that they have come to campus. For more information about the testing process, please visit our testing page.

COVID-19 Vaccinations: The university continues to work with government officials and our hospital partners to secure doses for eligible members of the campus community. Given limited supplies and the decentralized nature of distribution, we also encourage you to register for vaccinations available through pharmacies and county public health offices. For more information, see the “Distribution of Vaccinations” section of our FAQ page.

University-Related Travel: As in the fall, faculty and staff who wish to engage in university-related travel beyond greater Cleveland (i.e. outside Cuyahoga, Lake, Geauga, Portage, Summit, Medina and Lorain counties) must secure approval in advance by completing a formal request. Please visit our travel policy page to learn more and access the appropriate form.

Undergraduate Move-In: Students living on campus will begin moving into university housing starting Saturday, Jan. 23. Please watch for new traffic patterns if you will be in the vicinity of the North or South Residential Villages.

Thank you again for all that you continue to do to keep our campus healthy and safe.

Ben Vinson III
Provost and Executive Vice President

Carolyn Gregory
Vice President for Human Resources