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Update on work-from-home arrangements

March 31, 2021

Newsletters>Cardinal Update

Governor Walz’s most recent Emergency Executive Order 21-11 has raised a number of questions related to Saint Mary’s working arrangements implemented over the past year. The governor’s latest executive order adjusts limitations on certain activities, and we have been working on how the order impacts university operations. The order eases restrictions on social gatherings and occupancy limitations for certain industries, and it lifts the work-from-home mandate for employers of any industry, effective April 15.

Our protocols and remote working arrangements have been successful in mitigating the spread of COVID-19. And while vaccination access and efforts are escalating throughout the state, we must remain steadfast in following the protocols of wearing masks, washing our hands, and observing a social distance of 6 feet. Accordingly, Saint Mary’s will maintain its current campus protocols and remote working arrangements through the end of June. If you are currently working from home, please review the duties of your position for the next 90 days with your direct supervisor and determine if you need to return to campus or if you can continue to work from home.

All employees currently working at home are welcome to return to campus at any time and should work with their supervisors regarding their individual schedules.

As a Lasallian Catholic university where community is core to our work, we look forward with excitement to returning to campus and coming together to serve our students. Planning for the return this summer is underway for all campuses. Additional information will be available in early May. Please know that we will continue to observe safety protocols on all campuses. If you have specific questions, please discuss them with your supervisor or contact Human Resources at hr@smumn.edu.