Important Employee Update

Message sent on December 10, 2020

Jennifer Lucas, Co-Director of Human Resources, updates employees about contact tracing, symptom monitoring, and workplace expectations.

Greetings Colleagues,

I hope this message find you safe and well. I am writing you today to share some important employee updates.

In preparation for our Spring 2021 employee contact tracing efforts, the Human Resources Office has hired Heidi Gillis on a part-time basis. Heidi is not a stranger to our campus community. She is a 1997 graduate of Gettysburg College who also received an MS in Information Science from the University of Tennessee. Her professional background includes serving as the Marketing and Development Manager for Baltimore County Public Library, Assistant Director of Development at Tidewater Community College, and Director of Development and Alumni Affairs at Thomas Nelson Community College.

Heidi has strong skills in research, writing, and information organization. Since relocating to Gettysburg in 2013, she has served the College in part-time roles in various areas of the institution, including Musselman Library and College Advancement. She also serves on the boards of the Adams County Historical Society and the Adams County Library System. In addition to assisting with employee contact tracing, Heidi will also provide administrative support services to the HR office while we conduct a search for Christine Clabaugh, who will retire in mid-January . Employees are expected to respond to Heidi if she reaches out to them for contact tracing, as it will help mitigate future positive cases on campus.

As a reminder, employees are required to contact the Human Resources Office via email or by phone at 717-337-6202 as soon as possible if they are confirmed to have COVID-19 or have been in close contact with someone who tests positive. In addition, employees must continue to conduct symptom monitoring every day before reporting to work. Employees who are sick should remain at home, not report to work, complete the Employee Health Form, and seek advice from their healthcare provider. Please follow the guidance listed in our employee website.

Until January 10, all employees who are able to work remotely should do so. For offices unable to work remotely, we encourage you to limit the number of employees in your areas and to be flexible with schedules as a means of de-densification. Supervisors must ensure employees working on campus are doing so out of necessity, adhering to physical distancing protocols, and wearing the appropriate personal protective equipment, including face coverings (covering your mouth and nose).

As always, I appreciate your patience and flexibility as we continue to navigate the many challenges ahead. Please take care and stay well.