On May 5, Governor Roy Cooper announced an Executive Order commencing Phase 1 of his plan to lift COVID-19 restrictions in the State of North Carolina effective Friday, May 8 at 5 p.m.
It is important to note the Governor’s stay-at-home order, while modified, is still in place, in an effort to continue to help mitigate the ongoing spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in North Carolina.
With current telework and online and alternative course delivery in place, our operations will not see a significant impact as a result of this order. As a reminder, the current campus staffing plan under Governor Cooper’s stay-at-home order remains in place. We will provide further details as they become available.
When conditions allow implementation of Phase 2 of Governor Cooper’s plan, we will begin returning employees who are not among at-risk populations back to work on campus.
Extension of pay and leave provisions continues through May 8. Under the new Federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), paid leave is available to permanent and currently employed non-student temporary employees with qualifying circumstances. We will continue to share additional Human Resources guidance as we have it.
Much work is underway to return students, faculty and staff to campus safely and to prepare for a return to classrooms and labs in the fall. Updates will continue to be sent to campus via email, and will also be posted on the App State COVID-19 website.