Much of this information was provided by Risk Management and Safety. If you have additional questions, please email

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 HR 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

  • For questions regarding exposures and vaccinations, visit the COVID-19 Resource Center website or contact your HR Liaison.

  • Emergency COVID-19 Administrative Leave, or ECAL, is no longer available. Employees must use accrued leave for any COVID-related absences. For additional questions regarding leave protocols, email  

Last updated: 02/16/2023