DePaul University Newsline > Sections > Campus and Community > Work from home extended
By A. Gabriel Esteban, Salma Ghanem and Jeff Bethke /
April 1, 2020 /
Posted in: CAMPUS AND COMMUNITY /
In light of federal and state extensions of stay-at-home guidelines and for the health and well-being of our entire community, DePaul will extend its remote work measures for nearly all faculty and staff for the foreseeable future.
Previously, DePaul communicated that its work-from-home measures would be in place through at least April 7—the original end date of Governor JB Pritzker's “stay at home" order. On Tuesday, March 31, the governor extended that order until end of April. Because the threat of COVID-19 has not diminished, DePaul employees should expect to continue working remotely until the university communicates that on-campus operations will resume. The goal of this measure is to limit personal interactions and, hopefully, slow or stop the spread of COVID-19.
Remote delivery of courses will continue as planned for the entirety of Spring Quarter. Plans for summer quarter will be shared by the beginning of May.
Some DePaul employees will continue to report to campus because their duties are considered essential to the continuance of university operations. This includes public safety, building and campus operations and animal care personnel among select others. We commend and thank those who continue to fulfill their duties despite the challenges they face every time they leave their homes.
For all others, please stay home. As a Vincentian community that cares for those around us, everyone at DePaul should do what they can to limit the spread of this virus. Whenever possible, faculty and staff should restrict their time on campus. Doing so will contribute to the health and safety of our essential employees and the small group of students who remain in residence at DePaul.
DePaul is committed to protecting its entire community and will continue to take preventive measures for the sake of the safety of our students, faculty and staff. Thank you for doing your part to help the university follow through on this commitment.
Please visit DePaul's COVID-19 Guidance and Updates website for answers to frequently asked questions, an archive of DePaul's COVID-19 updates, work-from-home resources and more.