The safety and well-being of the members of our community are our highest priorities. In order to reduce the spread of COVID-19, the college is employing social distancing practices and providing remote-work opportunities for staff and faculty to safeguard our students and each other. Divisional leaders will engage with their teams to develop these plans. If you have concerns or questions at any time, please contact Pat Hardaway in Human Resources.
Some things to note:
- We remain flexible as we try to provide the safest environment for you and our students
- We are not reducing employee hours
- We are providing an additional benefit (see below) to help support employees
- The college remains open
Remote work by staff and faculty is strongly encouraged wherever possible. Not all members of our employee community are equally able to work remotely, and our Office of Human Resources is attentive to their needs. But as an academic institution, we have the ability for large numbers of staff and faculty to avoid potentially spreading the virus by staying home. We encourage all who can work remotely to do so, and to conduct meetings virtually.
Additional Sick Time Benefit
In an effort to ensure your health and safety as well as the health and safety of the entire Trinity community, the college is adding the equivalent of 21 days of sick time to the accrued sick time balance of all benefit-eligible employees. These are permanent days that will not expire.
Protective Measures for Essential Employees
On April 7, Governor Ned Lamont issued an executive order that detailed statewide rules for essential employees to follow. Please read the pdf that Human Resources sent outlining those procedures.
Please continue to refer to the college’s Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 for the most up-to-date information and resources for preventing the spread of COVID-19.