Supervisor and COVID-19 Liaison Guidance

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Throughout Auburn University’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the University has remained focused on the health and safety of our faculty, staff, and students. This commitment has never wavered, and it remains a guiding tenet.

This guidance has been developed to give supervisors and COVID-19 Liaisons proper protocols to follow in a variety of COVID-19 workplace situations. This document is not intended to capture every possible situation that may occur, but is a reflection of the most common scenarios that may be presented.

IMPORTANT: In the event of a positive diagnosis, or disclosure of any medical information, the identity of the employee should only be disclosed internally to those who absolutely need to know and the employee’s medical information should be kept confidential and separate from their personnel file.

All members of the Auburn University community must consider the health and safety of each other and themselves. Therefore, there are a few basic principles of prevention and self-monitoring for COVID-19 symptoms that are expected for all employees coming to campus.

To prevent the spread of COVID-19, all employees must follow strict personal and area hygiene practices as stated in CDC guidelines.

Refer to the RMS COVID-19 Safety Awareness Course for more information.

Common Questions

COVID-19 Liaison Responsibilities

COVID-19 Liaisons

The COVID-19 Liaison is responsible for collecting and maintaining the confidential information collected by the supervisor and serving as the liaison between the division and the various campus entities and/or employees that may need to be contacted and informed. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Reviewing the COVID-19 Intake Form submitted by the supervisor and ensuring that all necessary information is completed

  • If necessary, conducting interviews with the supervisor and/or employee to gather additional information

  • Notifying Campus Safety and Security

  • Notifying the AU Medical Clinic

  • Notifying Facilities Management for initiation of enhanced cleaning services

  • Notifying worksite close contacts

Additional detailed guidance for COVID-19 Liaisons will be provided separately.  The COVID-19 Liaison will work very closely with the supervisor to accomplish these items.

Additional Resources

Last updated: 08/16/2021