Last Updated: 03/20/2020 7:55 p.m. (This document is evolving. Please check back for updates.)
Can I telecommute?
With the recent “stay at home” declaration by the Governor of Illinois in effect through April 7, we are tightening our alternate workplace guidelines and only allowing essential personnel to work on campus.
As a staff member, you should have received a Temporary Remote Work Agreement form, you will need to sign. If you didn’t receive one you can find it on our coronavirus website under the Internal Resources tab. Please sign and give to your supervisor. You may at some point be asked to return to campus for your current duties or be deployed to new duties; you are asked to remain flexible during this time.
What if I need items from my office?
Faculty and staff will be allowed to return to campus to pick up items they need so they can work remotely, but we ask that your time on campus be short and all CDC recommendations on social distancing be respected. These trips to campus should be limited.
What’s required of me while telecommuting?
You must be available during your regular work hours, monitor your email and cell phone and attend virtual meetings when requested. We have developed an FAQ for Human Resources related questions and are constantly updating it. You can find it here.
What if I need to meet with a colleague or a student?
All employees should limit face to face meetings. Use Google Chat, Google Hangouts and Google Meet as often as possible. If you need assistance learning about applications you can sign up for online workshops. To gather information on the workshops, please email email@example.com.
I asked for an event to be promoted but it’s now canceled. What do I do?
All in-person events set to take place in the Spring 2020 Semester have been canceled. As a result, events occurring in this timeframe have been removed from the university calendar. These events will also no longer be published in B-News. If a press release has been sent out to the media from the Office of Public Relations about a specific event that has now been canceled, an updated message will be sent to clarify the event's new status. If you are an event organizer and you have direct access to notifying your event attendees of cancelations, please do so.
Can I get into my building?
Most buildings will be locked to the public during business hours due to the limited number of people expected to be on campus. Employees will have their usual access.
What about mail delivery?
Mail will be mail delivery as usual on campus for the time being and will be evaluated regularly. If changes occur, the campus will be notified.
Are dining services still available employees?
Meal service will be available to Bradley employees in Williams Hall. All options will be pre-packaged to go. You may use BU Bucks, Cash, or Credit Card (price is $7 for Breakfast, $8 for lunch and dinner options). You will need your ID card to access Williams Hall.
Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday:
Breakfast 8 am – 9 am
Lunch 11:30 am – 1 pm
Dinner 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Saturday – Sunday:
Brunch 9 am – 11 am
Dinner 4 pm – 5 pm
This page is intended to provide information about the novel coronavirus, precautions that are being taken and prevention measures you can take, as well as information on the effects of measures various governments are taking to stem the outbreak.
This page is not intended to be all-encompassing and should not be considered to be providing medical or legal advice. In all instances, you should consult with a relevant expert for guidance specific to your circumstances.