Question Tag: employees

When should we anticipate a return to full staffing on campus?

Aug 21, 2020

Brenau does not anticipate all faculty and staff being on our campuses until such time that COVID is no longer a community health threat.

Is additional outdoor seating available?

Aug 21, 2020

We have added limited outdoor seating. We encourage students, faculty and staff to bring camping type chairs and place them six feet apart outside. Sitting in groups is discouraged. However, outside is much better for distanced discussion and socializing than inside.

Will the Fitness Center be available for extracurricular use?

Aug 21, 2020

Aug. 31 is our goal for use other than for classes and athletics. The Fitness Center will be open for students, faculty and staff. It will remain closed to the general public.

What procedures does Brenau follow for isolating people after positive diagnosis or exposure to COVID?

Aug 21, 2020

Health Services will be following the CDC guidelines for isolating positive cases and quarantining exposures. Once Health Services is notified of a positive case, that person will be contacted via phone. After assessing that person’s health and well being, contact tracing and isolation will begin. All individuals who are named as first degree exposures (someone […]

What is the protocol if a student in our class tests positive for COVID?

Aug 21, 2020

The university Nurse Practitioner will ensure that an immediate follow up occurs with every report and that any necessary notifications of potential exposure are communicated and applicable public health guidance is followed. Areas known to be used by an individual infected with COVID-19 will be isolated. Facilities staff will use the most readily available and […]

What is the procedure to be cleared to come back to campus if I have been diagnosed with COVID-19?

Aug 21, 2020

Using the Georgia Department of Public Health guidelines for discontinuing home isolation, the affected employees and students may return to campus when they have met all three of the following criteria and provides a physician’s note that they are able to return to work: No fever for at least 24 hours (without the use of […]

Will students, faculty and staff members need to quarantine for 14 days if they reside in another state and come to campus or after traveling out of state including before and during the semester?

Aug 21, 2020

No. The COVID-19 Task Force decided that students, faculty and staff do not need to quarantine after traveling out of state or if they reside in another state and come to campus. While the self check screening includes a question about out of state travel, those who complete the COVID-19 Screening Checklist and receive an […]

Will the Tea Room be open to Faculty, Students, and Staff?

Aug 07, 2020

Yes. Beginning on Aug. 24, the Tea Room will be open 7:30 a.m to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Friday hours will be 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Tea Room will be closed Saturday and Sunday.

What counseling and mental health support services are available?

Aug 04, 2020

Counseling & Support Services This is a stressful time. We understand some Brenau community members may feel anxious about this evolving public health situation, and you may have concerns about friends and family living in areas currently experiencing the outbreak. Students are encouraged to contact any or all of the following resources: University Counselor, Gay […]

When will full employee on campus capacity be reached?

Jul 29, 2020

Until the virus is no longer a public health threat, we will function with various levels of staffing.

What job protections do employees have if they decide to enroll their children in virtual learning and they must be home?

Jul 29, 2020

We are looking to accommodate as many individual situations as possible. We have been able to do so to date, and anticipate doing so moving forward.

Will faculty and staff be able to eat in the dining facilities?

Jul 29, 2020

Faculty, staff and visitors will only be able to participate in take out/pick up for dining hall food

What is the COVID-19 reporting requirement for employees?

Jul 22, 2020

If a Brenau employee is confirmed to have COVID-19, that employee must inform University Nurse Practitioner Sarah Davis at or 770-538-4447. The university will then: Notify local health officials for guidance and advice. Instruct the employee to self-isolate. Notify the campus of the confirmed case and restrict access to the area occupied by that […]

Must I complete the daily screening checklist before engaging campus life each day?

Jul 22, 2020

Yes. As part of our commitment to a “culture of prevention,” students and employees are required to complete a daily screening checklist prior to engaging campus life each day. Employees and students are expected to take their temperature as a part of the daily screening checklist. If you or anyone in your household is experiencing […]

Are students and employees required to wear a mask or face covering?

Jul 22, 2020

Masks or face coverings are required in any indoor public context including classrooms, academic and administrative buildings, Trustee Library, residence hall common areas and hallways, and campus offices. Face coverings are not required in open air areas. Face coverings may be removed in personal settings (offices, residence hall rooms) if no one else is present. […]